Tag Archives : Edwidge Danticat


Wed 5: Poets, Journalists, and Scribes

More women than men are covering the war zones in Syria; Dr. Maya Angelou, at 85 years old, will receive National Book Award; a few things you may not have known about the adventurous Agatha Christie; Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat believes that all immigrants are artists; and Nina Davuluri becomes the first Indian-American to hold the title of Miss America.
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Arts & Culture · Books

New & Notable: Family Dramas

We’re always on the lookout for books that strike a chord with our readers. This week in New & Notable we focus on the “family dramas”—a young girl's disappearance unearths a community's secrets; a widow rediscovers passion in the tangled lives of her neighbors; and a family comes together to rescue an overeating matriarch.
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WVFC Holiday Gift List, Anniversary Edition

Last year, we were thrilled to inaugurate our annual celebration of WVFC writers, which compiled all the books and authors we’d covered into an easy-to-use holiday shopping list— one for poetry and one for prose. This year, we’re doing the same. Some of the authors, like Gail Sheehy and Dominique Browning, we’ve gotten to know well in interviews and commentaries;…
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Books · News · Poetry

Poetry Friday: Edwidge Danticat Voices Haiti, Always

As we all shudder through news of the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, pausing to send money though text messages on our cell phones to well-established NGOs such as the Red Cross or Partners in Health, we’ve also been hearing from the literary voices that for many of us first brought Haiti alive, such as MacArthur “genius grant” winner…
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