Category: Instruments for Change

Nikky Finney’s “HOTBED 58”

It’s December in Sweden and I’ve come to pick up Miss Morrison from the Nobel Banquet at Stockholm City Hall. I’m driving the washed and waxed black limo. I have… READ MORE

“Incendiary Art: Birmingham, 1963”

Patricia Smith For avery r. young Baby girls boom. Baby girls blow and burn, skin balloons, booms. Baby girls burn, boom. The Lord dangles, festive and helpless. Hymnals blacken while… READ MORE

Speaking Up to Speak Out

Welcome to Northwestern University Press where we mark this year’s University Press week with the theme: “How to speak up and speak out?” It’s an apt question that highlights why… READ MORE

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