In his sophomore novel, “The New Naturals,” the Chapel Hill writer explores what it means to care for each other in a world that seems intent on breaking us.
The event marks the 75th anniversary of Franklin’s groundbreaking book “From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans.”
In a new book, author Tiddy Smith tries to make a serious case to explain the 2001 death of Kathleen Peterson—but it rests on a shaky structure of owl feathers, pine needles, and bits of talons.
The author will read from her new essay collection, “Strange Hours,” at Letters Bookshop on September 28.
Novelist Zelda Lockhart’s Characters Have Deep Generational Wounds. But the Work Doesn’t Stop There.
Lockhart’s new novel, “Trinity” follows three generations of a Black American family, from the late 1920s through today, as they fight to unravel the pain of their past.
What draws us to write about hurricanes?
When Durham poet, teacher, and small press executive director Ross White looked Michelangelo’s David in the eyes—virtually, at least—a poem broke open for him.
The Black Reparations Project | edited by William Darity, A. Kirsten Mullen, and Lucas Hubbard | University of California Press | May 23 The Black Reparations Project isn’t an easy read, but it definitely belongs on bedside tables. This collection of essays—edited by Chapel Hill writer A. Kirsten Mullen and Duke economists William Darity Jr.…
In the anthology, which features several Triangle writers, poetry is the main entrée. It’s a fitting coda for National Poetry Month.
‘Lessons From North Carolina’ Is an Indictment of the Republican Agenda. It Also Doesn’t Forget the Democrats’ Inability To Stop It.
North Carolina’s turn away from a liberal (or even moderate) agenda in 2012, when Republicans captured all three branches of government, may be a done deal at this point, but it’s worth looking back at how we got here.
The Black-owned children’s bookstore has been in operation as a pop-up since 2019.
The book, which showcases older drag queens across the country, will come alive with a night of performances—and local legends—at The Pinhook.
Wallace’s new memoir, “This Isn’t Going to End Well: The True Story of a Man I Thought I Knew,” wrestles with the complex impact that his friend William Nealy had on his life.
McFee ponders topics that have felt particularly acute the last few years: aging, mortality, and how to contemplate the world and community around us in new ways.
A conversation with Ibram X. Kendi about “How To Be a (Young) Anti-Racist,” co-author Nic Stone’s adaptation of his bestselling manual.
Gilliam will serve in the role from 2023 to 2024 and will be Chapel Hill’s second-ever poet laureate.
Ahanu was appointed as the 15th Piedmont Laureate, the second Black poet named to the post.
“Perpetual West” takes readers from Appalachia to the southern border.
Author Kwame Alexander and artist Dare Coulter kick off a nine-city national book tour on Thursday.
The Durham bar will also play host to the program’s night classes, reading groups, and seminars for adults.
Time Is a Terrible and Beautiful Thing in Durham Poet Laura Jaramillo’s New Collection, “Making Water”
Readers may feel like they cross the Eno itself, touching different shorelines—only to remember, in the end, it’s all one river.
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