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49.2 Essays on William Wells Brown, Percival Everett, Toni Morrison, Ann Petry, and Richard Wright. Poetry and Fiction by Monifa Lemons Jackson, Kateema Lee, and Manuel Martinez.
49.1 Essay on Nathaniel Mackey. AT LARGE with Houston A. Baker, Jr. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Nagueyalti Warren. Poetry and Fiction by zakia henderson-brown, Dante Micheaux, and Iain Haley Pollock.
48.4 Essays on William Wells Brown; Wanda Coleman; John Coltrane; C. L. R. James; and Toni Morrison. Poetry and Fiction by Sean DesVignes, Quraysh Ali Lansana, and Candace G. Wiley.
48.3 Special Issue: Delany Lately. Essays on AIDS and Delanyian Discourse; Blackness, Queerness, and Utopianism; Delany, Anxiety, and Queer Futurity; The Politics of Technology and Difference; Queer Resistance; Science, Art, and Poetics; Sex, Class, and Homelessness; Strategies of Transgression; Times Squares of the Text; and Tragicomics. Afterword by Samuel R. Delany. Poetry and Fiction by Cyrus Cassells and Magali Roy-Fequiere.
48.1-2 Special section on Phillis Wheatley. Essays on Countée Cullen, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ecopoetics, Ralph Ellison, L. S. Alexander Gumby, Chester Himes, James Weldon Johnson, Robert Johnson, Toni Morrison and Robert O'Hara, Natasha Trethewey, and Y: The Last Man. Poetry and Fiction by Mark Jones, B. B. Martin, Damara Martin, and Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III).
47.4 Essays on Ralph Ellison, Nikki Giovanni, Kalamu ya Salaam, and Etheridge Knight, Jewelle Gomez, Zora Neale Hurston, Helene Johnson, Elizabeth Keckly, and Zombie Texts. Poetry and Fiction by D. M. Aderibigbe, Travis LeMont Ballenger, and Theodore R. Johnson.
47.2-3 Essays on Amiri Baraka, John Beecher, Gwendolyn Brooks, William Demby, Ralph Ellison, James Emanuel and Robert Hayden, Angelina Weld Grimké, Bob Kaufman, Toni Morrison, Marilyn Nelson, Colson Whitehead, and August Wilson. Poetry and Fiction by Justin Campbell, t'ai freedom ford, Alexander Levering Kern, Andrew Pidoux, and Grant Schubert.
47.1 Essays on Gwendolyn Brooks, William Wells Brown, George Elliott Clarke, COINTELPRO and the Black Arts Movement, Percival Everett, Garveyism, Harriet Jacobs, Nella Larsen and F. Scott Fitzgerald, The North Star, Caryl Phillips, and George Schuyler and Transnationalism. Poetry and Fiction by George Elliott Clarke, Richard Douglass-Chin, Yolanda J. Franklin, Will Harris, Michael Metivier, Ciara Miller, Michelle J. Pinkard, Lynne Thompson, and JJ Amaworo Wilson.
46.4 Special Issue on James Baldwin: Foreword by Aisha Karefa-Smart. Introduction by Hortense J. Spillers. Essays on American Dreaming, Ingmar Bergman and the Protestant Imagination, Black Women's Fiction, The Dilemma of Négritude, The Figure of the Sissy, Spike Lee's Malcolm X, Parisian banlieuesards, Postcolonial Britain, Prison Sexuality, and Time and Sound in No Name in the Street. Interview with David Linx. Poetry and Fiction by Tameka Cage Conley, Kenny Fame, Andy Johnson, Philip C. Kolin, Rayon Lennon, Cynthia Manick, Jeffrey W. Peterson, Gregory Powell, Kaleem Raja, and Ifeoluwa Togun.
46.2-3 Essays on Charles Chesnutt, Ralph Ellison and John Milton, Jewelle Gomez, Zora Neale Hurston, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Toni Morrison, Barack Obama and Aimé Césaire, Ntozake Shange, Jean Toomer and John Brown, James VanDerZee, David Walker and Harriet Beecher Stowe, Colson Whitehead, Edward Christopher Williams, and John A. Williams. Poetry and Fiction by Shanita Bigelow, Jacquelyn Grant Brown, Michael Compton, Vinson Cunningham, Oscar Gonzales, Avery Irons, Christopher Oie Keller, Heru Keonte, Lhea J. Love, Beth Brown Preston, Kelsey Erin Shipman, Rishan Singh, Crystal Simone Smith, John Warner Smith, Ejiofor Ugwu, and Claude Wilkinson.
46.1 Special Issue on Hip Hop and the Literary: Essays on Blackamerican Muslim Hip Hop, The Central Park Five, Contemporary Sorrow Songs, Hip_Hop as Theoretical Apparatus, K'naan, Mary J. Blige, Krush Groove & Beat Street, Rihanna, and Sapphire. Poetry and Fiction by Kristiana Colón, Curtis L. Crisler, Gail Dore, Eunice Hargett, F. Geoffrey Johnson, Jonathan Moody, Alice Nicholas, Ryan Rising, Christopher A. Williams, and Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III).
45.4 Essays on The Black Press in 1865 New Orleans, Charles W. Chesnutt, Frances E. W. Harper, Robert Hayden, Homewood's Black Writers, Langston Hughes, Emmett Till, and Richard Wright. ROUNDTABLE featuring Celeste-Marie Bernier, Eddie Chambers, Patricia Hills, Robert S. Levine, Richard S. Newman, Alan Rice, and Zoe Trodd. Poetry and Fiction by Gabrielle Agasto, Natasha Andreil, George Elliott Clarke, John Marson Dunaway, Linda Mobley Fantroy, Félix Grande, and Syreetta McArthur.
45.3 Black Performance Special Issue: Essays on Nikki Giovanni, Lauryn Hill, The Hyers Sisters, Kuduro dance, Racial Science on the Stage, Rihanna, The Spook Who Sat by the Door, Nilaja Sun, and George C. Wolfe. Poetry and Fiction by Vickie Cimprich, Zinzi Clemmons, Charles Gould, TJ Jarrett, Cindy King, David Mills, Philana Omorotionmwan, and Phillip B. Williams.
45.1-2 Essays on William Wells Brown, Sutton Griggs, Nella Larsen, Spike Lee, Toni Morrison, Suzan-Lori Parks, Ishmael Reed, Ntozake Shange, William Gardner Smith, Sun Ra and Afrofuturism, and Boris Vian. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Daniel Kreiss. Poetry and Fiction by Edward Bruce Bynum, Reginald Flood, Tomás Gayton, Vonsha Henderson, Michael Meyerhofer, Harry A. Reed, R. Flowers Rivera, William Schatzkamer and Laura Schatzkamer, Amanda Thomas, and L. Lamar Wilson.
44.4 Essays on Johari Amini, Gwendolyn Brooks, Dave the Potter, Federal Writers' Project, John Jasper, Toni Morrison and John Milton, and Richard Wright. MLA ROUNDTABLE featuring Adam Bradley, Russ Castronovo, Soyica Diggs Colbert, John Ernest, Sharon P. Holland, and Kenneth W. Warren. Poetry and Fiction by M. Alexis Braxton, Wanda Coleman, Anthony Carlton Cooke, Yaa Gyasi, Harryette Mullen, Glenn North, Sarah Stewart, Samantha Thornhill, and Audrey Williams.
44.3 Essays on William Wells Brown, Octavia Butler, Charles Chesnutt, Edwidge Danticat, Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison and William Carlos Williams, and Sapphire. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Eric Gardner. Interview with Helma Harrington. Poetry and Fiction by Bruce Alford, Makalani Bandele, Mark Chorna, Gale Jackson, Marjorie Maddox, Sjohnna McCray, Gregory Powell, and Lindsay Walker.
44.1-2 Essays on James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Lorenzo Thomas & September 11, Ralph Ellison, Jessie Fauset, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Keckley, Toni Morrison, Out of the Past, Queer Childrearing and Contemporary Film, River George, and Edith Wharton. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Krystyn R. Moon, David Krasner, and Thomas L. Riis. Poetry and Fiction by DéLana R. A. Dameron, Kwoya Fagin, Paul Alan Fahey, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rabiul Hasan, Oritsegbemi Emmanuel Jakpa, Natasha Marin, Dennell Reynolds, and Lorenzo Thomas.
43.4 Essays on Colored American Magazine, Ralph Ellison and Frederick Douglass, Frances E. W. Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Theodore Ward, and Colson Whitehead. Interview with Anand Prahlad. Poetry and Fiction by Barry D. Amis, Rane Arroyo, Chi Elliott, Alan King, Nathaniel Mackey, Rochelle Spencer, Bruce Willard, and Treasure Williams.
43.2-3 Special Section on Chester Himes. Essays on Gwendolyn Brooks, Maryse Condé, D'Angelo, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Jacobs and Harriet Wilson, Charles Johnson, Suzan-Lori Parks, Jean Toomer, and Frank J. Webb. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Herbert Woodward Martin. Interviews with Edwidge Danticat and Marilyn Nelson. Poetry and Fiction by Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III), Stephen Cramer, Quincy Scott Jones, Georgia Banks-Martin, Edward Kelsey Moore, Robert Nazarene, and Marilyn Nelson.
43.1 Special Section on Anna Julia Cooper. Essays on Paul Beatty, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Chester Himes, & Richard Wright, and Jessie Redmon Fauset. Interview with Cyrus Cassells. Poetry and Fiction by Abayomi Animashaun, Eddie Bartók-Baratta, Jackson Bliss, Cyrus Cassells, Curtis L. Crisler, Sarah Estime, Anthony Grooms, Jody S. Lester, and Felix Brandon Lloyd.
42.3-4 Essays on Martin Robison Delany, Ralph Ellison, Jessie Fauset, Pauline Hopkins, Langston Hughes, Harriet Jacobs, James Weldon Johnson, Edward P. Jones, Nella Larsen, Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Ann Allen Shockley, the Wayans Brothers, the American Negro Theatre, the Black Arts Movement, Black Persona Poetry, and World War I & Lynching Narratives. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Eric Gardner and Philip C. Kolin. Interview with Edward P. Jones. Poetry by Denise Miller, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Crystal Simone Smith, Jonathan C. Smith, and Reggie Scott Young.
42.2 Essays on Paul Beatty and Darius James, Henry Francis Downing, Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Danzy Senna, and Natasha Trethewey. Meditation by Thomas Glave. Interview with Colleen J. McElroy. Poetry and Fiction by Wanda Coleman, Richard Fewell, Angel Green, Lena Bezawork Grönlund, Trilby Kent, Raina J. León, Shane McCrae, William Miller, and Princess Perry.
42.1 Representing Segregation Special Issue: Essays on Segregation Signs, Civil Rights Literature and Photography, Ida B. Wells, Charles Chesnutt, Angelina Weld Grimké, Richard Wright, Lorraine Hansberry, Segregation Narratives, Hisaye Yamamoto & Chester Himes. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Rosemary Hathaway.
41.4 Post-Soul Aesthetic Special Issue: Essays on Contemporary African American Art, iona rozeal brown, Nelson George, Afrofuturism in Black Popular Music, Cyrus Cassells & Elizabeth Alexander, the Dark Room Collective, Danzy Senna, Philip Roth, & Colson Whitehead, Toni Morrison & Colson Whitehead.
41.2 Paul Laurence Dunbar Special Issue: Contributors include Joanne Braxton, Lillian S.Robinson & Greg Robinson, Joanne Gabbin, Nadia Nurhussein, Marcellus Blount, Michael Cohen, Michele Elam, Jennifer Terry, Harryette Mullen, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Gene Andrew Jarrett, Jennifer A. Hughes, Nicole A. Waligora-Davis, Yolanda Pierce, Thomas Leuchtenmüller, Ray Sapirstein, William J. Maxwell, Blair L. M. Kelley, David Bradley, Reynolds J. Scott-Childress, James Smethurst, Xilao Li, and Elizabeth Alexander.
41.1 Essays on AAR at 40, Henry Box Brown, Octavia Butler, Lucy Delaney, W. E. B. Du Bois, Gayl Jones, Nella Larsen, Toni Morrison & Ishmael Reed, and Late Nineteenth- & Early Twentieth-Century Fiction. Interview with Billie Allen. Poetry by William J. Harris.
40.4 Curse of Caste Special Issue: Essays on Nineteenth-Century Seduction Novels, Black Women's Poetry of the Civil War Era, the Christian Recorder, Julia C. Collins, Early Twentieth-Century Children's Literature, and Frances E. W. Harper. BACK TALK from Rafia Zafar. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by Frances Smith Foster. Poetry by Melba Joyce Boyd.
40.3 Essays on Bette Davis and the Burbanking of Hollywood, W. E. B. Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Sally Hemings, Emma Dunham Kelley-Hawkins, James Weldon Johnson, Nella Larsen, Jacob Lawrence, Ann Petry, Slave Narratives & City-Mysteries Novels, and August Wilson.
40.2 Essays on Frederick Douglass, Ernest Gaines, Rebecca Gilman, Jupiter Hammon, Harriet Jacobs, James Weldon Johnson, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, and Colson Whitehead. Tom Dent Collective with contributions from Jerry W. Ward, Jr., Lorenzo Thomas, Quo Vadis Gex Breaux, and Kalamu ya Salaam. BACK TALK from Thomas Glave. Fiction by Ron Frazer. Poetry by Walter Blackwell, Sr., and Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III).
40.1 Tribute to Nellie Y. McKay. Essays on Michelle Cliff, Sutton E. Griggs, Nalo Hopkinson, Toni Morrison, Richard Bruce Nugent, Fran Ross, Danzy Senna, and the Harlem Renaissance.
39.4 Essays on Beloved, Black Gothic, Black Masculinity, Hip-Hop Metaphors, The Living Is Easy, and the Loeb and Leopold Case. FORGOTTEN MANUSCRIPTS by David G. Nicholls. Fiction by Angel Y. Green.
39.3 Essays on Ralph Ellison, Pauline Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison, and US-Canadian Slave Narratives. BACK TALK from Jerry W. Ward, Jr. Interview with Lloyd Richards. Fiction by Anton Nimblett.
39.1-2 Essays on James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, William Wells Brown, Contemporary Black Cinema, Zora Neale Hurston, Georgia Douglas Johnson, May Miller, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Me'Shell NdegéOcello, and Eugene O'Neill. Interviews with Pinkie Gordon Lane and Sonia Sanchez. Fiction by William Henry Lewis. Poetry by A. B. Spellman.
38.4 Essays on James Baldwin, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Spike Lee, Nathaniel Mackey, John Marrant, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Julia Mood Peterkin, and Dorothy West. Interview with Tananarive Due. Fiction by Rochelle Spencer. Poetry by Colleen J. McElroy.
38.3 Essays on Octavia Butler, Countée Cullen, Julie Dash, Zora Neale Hurston, Oscar Micheaux, Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, Fictions of Lynching, Passing Narratives, and Strikebreaking Tales. Interview with William Branch. Fiction by Richard Fewell. Poetry by Wanda Coleman and Gale Jackson.
38.2 Essays on Gwendolyn Brooks, John Coltrane, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carl Franklin, Pauline Hopkins, James Weldon Johnson, Toni Morrison, Walter Mosley, and Frank J. Webb. Poetry by L. Teresa Church, Taban lo Liyong, Lenard D. Moore, and Evie Shockley.
38.1 Essays on the Early Jazz Era, Joel Chandler Harris, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Jacobs, Nella Larsen, Toni Morrison, and Shaft & Shaft 2000. Fiction by Stephanie Dickinson, Amina Gautier, and Patrick Lohier. Poetry by Ken Champion, Ariono-jovan Labu, Robert Nazarene, and Carolyn Beard Whitlow.
37.4 Essays on Arna Bontemps, Black Women and the Blues, Charles W. Chesnutt, Contemporary Black Women Dramatists, Frederick Douglass, Frances E. W. Harper, Pauline Hopkins, and Toni Morrison. Fiction by Doreen Baingana. Poetry by Jeffery Renard Allen, Lenard D. Moore, Cherise Pollard, Patrick Sylvain, Valorie Thomas, Stephanie Powell Watts, and James R. Whitley.
37.2-3 Amiri Baraka Double Issue: Contributors include Amiri Baraka, William J. Harris, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Lorenzo Thomas, Kalamu ya Salaam, Christopher Funkhouser, Meta DuEwa Jones, John Gennari, James Smethurst, Nita N. Kumar, Sandra G. Shannon, Sherry Brennan, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Paul Youngquist, Daniel Won-gu Kim, Joseph Heithaus, Ben Lee, Joseph Lease, Jiton Sharmayne Davidson, and Patrick Roney.
37.1 Essays on Charles W. Chesnutt, Chester Himes, Langston Hughes, Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Ann Petry, Anna Deavere Smith, August Wilson, and Richard Wright.
36.4 Essays on Gwendolyn Brooks, the Civil Rights Movement, Robert Hayden, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, and Wole Soyinka. Interview with Alexs Pate. Poetry by Edward Bartók-Baratta, Robert Coles, James R. Lee, Herbert Woodward Martin, Afaa M. Weaver, and Grace Xanthos.
36.3 Essays on Toni Cade Bambara, the Christian Recorder, Leon Forrest, Pauline Hopkins, Nella Larsen, Oscar Micheaux, Toni Morrison, Dorothy West, and Sherley Anne Williams. Interview with Quincy Troupe. Poetry by Charles Curtis Blackwell, Myronn Hardy, Sterling D. Plumpp, and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon.
36.2 Essays on Black Speech Acts, Rita Dove, Ralph Ellison, Arthur Flowers, Chester Himes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Toni Morrison. Interview with Thomas Allen Harris. Poetry by Constance Quarterman Bridges, Mel Donalson, Duriel E. Harris, William Miller, Bob Slaymaker, and Nagueyalti Warren.
36.1 Essays on Black Comic Book Characters, Charles Chesnutt, Ernest J. Gaines, Toni Morrison, Albion Tourgée, and Phillis Wheatley. Fiction by Jeffery Renard Allen, Eugenia Collier, Raki Jones, Olympia F. Vernon, and Solon Timothy Woodward.
35.4 Essays on Ralph Ellison, Angelo Herndon, Zora Neale Hurston, Nella Larsen, Toni Morrison, Wallace Thurman, Harriet Wilson, and Richard Wright. Fiction by David Pilgrim.
35.3 Essays on Frederick Douglass, Olaudah Equiano, Lorraine Hansberry, Pauline E. Hopkins, August Wilson, and Richard Wright. Interview with Reginald McKnight.
35.2 Essays on Adrienne Kennedy, Spike Lee, Toni Morrison, and Frank J. Webb. Interview with Kevin Willmott.
34.1 Essays on Black Film, Rita Dove, Frances E. W. Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Elizabeth Keckley, Paule Marshall, and Toni Morrison. Interview with Edward P. Jones. Fiction by Reggie Young.
33.4 Essays on Folkloristics, Lynching Drama, Robbie McCauley, Toni Morrison, and Richard Wright. Interviews with Clifton Anderson and Nalo Hopkinson. Fiction by Malon Edwards and Nalo Hopkinson. Poetry by Anjail Rashida Ahmad, nia akimbo, Janice Harrington, Wendell W. Ottley, III, Patrick Sylvain, and Bobbie Wallace Wright.
33.3 Essays on W. E. B. Du Bois, Robert Hayden, Zora Neale Hurston, Charles Johnson, Georgia Douglas Johnson, the Passing Novel, Assotto Saint, and Richard Wright. Interview with Leon Forrest. Poetry by Rachel M. Harper, Terrance Hayes, and Mary Weems.
33.2 Essays on Ira Aldridge, James Baldwin, Charles Burnett, Charles Chesnutt, David Haynes, Pauline Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Clarence Major, Toni Morrison, and Richard Wright.
33.1 Essays on James Baldwin, Frances Harper, W. D. Howells, Harriet Jacobs, June Jordan, Milestone Comics, Toni Morrison, Richard Wright. Poetry by Salah M. Abood, Stephen T. Booker, Edward B. Bynum, Gabrielle Hooks, Erren G. Kelly, Reginald S. Lewis, Linwood M. Ross, Jennifer E. Smith, Peggy Ann Tartt, Afaa M. Weaver, Bro. Yao, C. B. Weatherford, Ahmos Zu-Bolton.
32.4 Essays on James Baldwin, Michelle Cliff, Countée Cullen, Frederick Douglass, Olaudah Equiano, Rudolph Fisher, Pauline Hopkins, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, John Wideman, and the Art of the Harlem Renaissance.
32.3 Essays on Marita Bonner, Pauline Hopkins, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, and John Stahl. Interview with Brent Wade. Fiction by Princess J. L. Perry.
32.2 Essays on James Baldwin, Lorraine Hansberry, Zora Neale Hurston, Harriet Jacobs, Spike Lee, Paule Marshall, Toni Morrison, Charlotte Watson Sherman, Jean Toomer, August Wilson, and "Black Writer Ambivalence."
31.4 Contemporary Theatre Issue: Essays on Pearl Cleage, Suzan-Lori Parks, August Wilson, and George Wolfe. Interview with Woodie King, Jr. Play by Kym Moore.
31.3 Special Section on Sterling A. Brown. Essays on Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Richard Wright. Fiction by Ricardo Cortez Cruz.
30.4 Charles Johnson Issue: Contributors include Charles Johnson, Frederick T. Griffiths, Gary Storhoff, Rudolph P. Byrd, Jonathan Little, Michael Boccia, Brian Fagel, Vincent A. O'Keefe, Elizabeth Muther, and Virginia Whatley Smith.
30.3 Essays on Toni Cade Bambara, the Black Church, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and King Vidor. Fiction by Randy F. Nelson.
30.2 Essays on David Bradley, Jessie Fauset, Ishmael Reed, Alice Walker, and Richard Wright. Interview with Lani Guinier. Poetry by Alvin Aubert, Christopher Gilbert, Gary Lilley, minkah makalani, and JoAnne McFarland.
30.1 Essays on James Weldon Johnson, Glenn Ligon, Toni Morrison, Negro Story magazine, Phillis Wheatley, and August Wilson. Fiction by David Wright.
29.4 Remembrance of James Baldwin. Essays on Charles Johnson, 1930s Black Theater, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Alice Walker. Interview with Jewell Parker Rhodes. Poetry by Janice Mautner, Linwood M. Ross, and Michael S. Weaver.
29.3 Essays on Toni Morrison, Charles Gilpin, Gayl Jones, and Carl Van Vechten. Interview with Randall Kenan. Fiction by Portia James. Poetry by Stephen Todd Booker, Horace Coleman, Robert Fleming, John R. Keene, and Eric Wise.
29.1 Essays on David Bradley, Julie Dash, Zora Neale Hurston, Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, and Alice Walker. Fiction by Opal J. Moore. Poetry by Deborah A. Bennett, James A. Emanuel, Diane Goodman, Bruce A. Jacobs, Bill Keith, and Natasha Tretheway.
28.4 Essays on Ellen Craft, Chester Himes, Hip Hop, Langston Hughes, Gayl Jones, the Harlem Renaissance, Toni Morrison, and Black Minstrelsy. Fiction by Richard C. Zimler. Poetry by Earl S. Braggs, Joanne M. Braxton, Cayle, Joy Jones, Ruth Allen Kocher, and Herbert Woodward Martin.
28.3 Essays on Ira Aldridge, Samuel R. Delany, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Richard Wright. Interview with novelist Nathan Heard. Fiction by Steven Noel, Randy Ross, and Ann Allen Shockley.
28.2 Black Women's Culture Issue: Essays on Octavia E. Butler, Gayl Jones, Zora Neale Hurston, Adrienne Kennedy, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Sherley Anne Williams. Interview with Michelle Cliff. Fiction by Sheryl T. Hawkins and Melanie A. Rawls.
28.1 Clarence Major Issue: Essays on Major's fiction, poetry, and visual art. Interview with and bibliography of Major. Five poems, two stories, and an essay by Major, as well as a portfolio of his paintings.
27.3 Women's Culture Issue: Essays on Toni Cade Bambara, Angelina Weld Grimké, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Harriet Wilson, and Sherley Anne Williams. Interview with Carmen Coustaut. Poetry by d. Trinidad hanks, Monifa Atungaye Love, and Carole B. Weatherford.
27.2 Black South Issue, Part 2: Essays on Margaret Walker Alexander, Arna Bontemps, Ernest J. Gaines, Zora Neale Hurston, Albert Murray, and Alice Walker. Raymond Andrews and Kiarri T. H. Cheatwood discuss Black South culture. Fiction, featuring work by Louis Edwards and Alden Reimonenq. Interviews with John Scott, Margaret Walker Alexander, and Tom Dent.
27.1 Black South Issue, Part 1: Essays on Pearl Cleage, Tom Dent, Jacquie Jones, and Arthenia Bates Millican. Plays by Chakula cha Jua, Levi Frazier, Robert Earl Price, and Kalamu ya Salaam. Poetry section featuring essays by Alvin Aubert and Jerry W. Ward, Jr., as well as the work of 16 poets.
26.4 Interview with Houston A. Baker, Jr. Essays on African American Critical Discourse, Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, the Chicago Riot of 1919, Mary Seacole, and James Corrothers. Fiction by Anthony Grooms.
26.3 Fiction Issue: Essays on Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Nella Larsen, Ann Petry, Alice Walker, and Angelina Weld Grimké. Interview with John Edgar Wideman. Fiction by Lynn Marie and Reggie Young.
25.3 Literature of Jazz Issue: Featuring Scott DeVeaux's "Jazz Historiography," winner of the Irvin Lowens Award as the best article on American music for 1991. Essays on jazz criticism, jazz photography, jazz poetry, and jazz fiction. A bibliography of printed jazz music.
23.3 Poetry Issue: James Cunningham on Sterling Plumpp; Tony Magistrale on Wanda Coleman; Erskine Peters on the Spirituals. Essays on Jean Toomer, Phillis Wheatley, and Jacob Lawrence. Interview with and bibliography of Alvin Aubert. Poetry by 29 writers, including Amiri Baraka, Gerald Barrax, Pinkie Gordon Lane, and Clarence Major.
21.1-2 Forum on black portraiture in the arts (Part 1), featuring Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Barbara Smith Ishmael Reed, Blyden Jackson, Jack White, and Richard A. Long. Essays on Peter Abrahams, William Attaway, Black Literary and Intellectual Life at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, Marita Bonner, Zora Neale Hurston, Paule Marshall, Kea Tawana, Phillis Wheatley, and John A. Williams. Fiction by and bibliography of Ann Allen Shockley.
20.3 Poetry Issue: Interview with Rita Dove. Fiction by Rita Dove. Autobiographical sketch by artist Elton Fax. Poetry by 20 writers, including Thadious M. Davis and Pinkie Gordon Lane.