Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Writers of Color & Craft: An Invisible Archive

Neil Atkin-- a great translator and poet in his own right-- writes about an amazing and sorely needed collection project that I wanted to signal boost:
A couple weeks ago I was thinking about how Junot Diaz often comments on the fact he’s almost never asked to speak about craft, and instead always is asked to talk about race, identity, and the immigrant experience. And it’s true — when I think about all the books on writing craft I’ve read or heard about over the years I’m struck by how few POC-authored books on writing I’ve seen. 
Are they really that rare? Or are the books and essays out there, but we don’t know where to find them? 
This list is an ongoing project to catalog what writing resources are out there.
You can check out the compilation he's assembled so far right here.

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