Recognizing African American Writers for Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, we are honored to share the work of many celebrated African American and Black authors who have contributed to our magazine over the years. We thank you for your voice, your work, and your willingness to share your pieces with us.

 

Contributors to Solstice  (alphabetical order by first name):

Aafa2Afaa M. Weaver
In Shin Lin Night Market with my Lover
Noodles in Guan Gong with Grandfather
Tea Plantations and Women in Black

 

 

Alysia Nicole HarrisAlysia Nicole Harris

Stephen Dunn Prize in Poetry Winner: Crow’s Sugar

 

elireed_th_wEli Reed

Mozambique

 

 

 

ElizabethdeSouzaElizabeth de Souza

THE KNOTTY ONE: Obscurity and the Black Male Artist 

 

 
 

Danez Smith Danez Smith
 

 

Character Work: Family (for Uganda)

Eric Charles MayEric Charles May

An American Family 

 

 
 

Helen-Elaine-Lee_1002Helen Elaine Lee

Pomegranate
This Kind of Red

 

Jabari_th_wJabari Asim

 

 

 

JoyPriest_thJoy Priest

The Young Just Live
Perigee

 

 

Karima GrantKarima Grant
Fiction Second Runner Up: The Education of Aicha
The Chameleon
Kings and Teggins

 

Kent ForemanKent Foreman
Right Now (It’s About Time)
Testimony
Suffragette

 

Kim McLarinKim McLarin

Border Dance

 

 

Lou JonesLou Jones

Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row

 


Marlon CareyMarlon Carey

 

Major JacksonMajor Jackson

Night Steps 

 

 

Rae Paris

The Hanging Tree 

 

 

Reggie O'Hare GibsonRegie O’Hare Gibson

Eulogy of Jimi Christ
Creation Myth

 

Ross GayRoss Gay

Burial
Patience

 

Sean DesVignesSean DesVignes 

 

 

Terri SuttonTerri Sutton

Am I Ugly?

 


Trent MasikiTrent Masiki

Whiskey Under the Mattress, Playboy on the Porch

 

 

Valerie Wilson WesleyValerie Wilson Wesley

Long Gone, A Tamara Hayle Mystery – Chapter One

 

 

 

 

WesleyBrownWesley Brown

Too Young for the Blues

Zazz Zu Zazz


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