Author Alicia D. Williams is the author of the powerful debut novel, Genesis Begins Again. Her book tackles many issues, but it's hard to ignore the role of colorism in this book. I spoke to Alicia about the reasons why this theme came easily to her, the similarities between her and Genesis, and how she balances work as a middle-grade history teacher with writing.
Esther Edoho's new chapbook, Moonflower contains twenty one poems, written in varying styles from classic stanzas to prose-poetry. The author is a “Nigerian poet whose work explores the beauty of the mundane and the complexities of human relationships.” Moonflower in turns mourns lost love, welcomes new love and still finds room to live in between. [...]