Raquel Salas Rivera

Colorful covers of six books.

#ColorlinesReads: 6 Books That Complicate the Idea of 'Independence'

In lieu of celebrating “Independence Day,” we present a selection of titles that explore the idea of liberation via the lives, poetry, history and art of people of color.

Porsha Olayiwola. Black woman with black hair in white outfit performs behind black microphone and stand in front of black background

5 Writers of Color Who Should Win the Poets Laureate Fellowship

The Academy of American Poets’ new grant program will support the poets who head arts initiatives for cities, tribes and states across the country.