Today we’ve got two writers with poetry and an essay from Apogee Journal’s new issue. Apogee
is a literary journal specializing in art and literature that engage with issues of identity politics: race, gender, sexuality, class, and hyphenated identities. We currently produce an annual issue featuring fiction, creative nonfiction, editorial nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. Our goal is to publish exciting work that interrogates the status quo, providing a platform for unheard voices, including emerging writers of color.
Good stuff, right? Check out the new issue (and past issues) of Apogee here, and follow them on twitter at @ApogeeJournal.
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About the writers:
Morgan Parker’s first collection of poems, Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, was selected by Eileen Myles for The 2013 Gatewood Prize and is forthcoming from Switchback Books in 2015. Recent poems appear or are forthcoming from Tin House, jubilat, and Forklift, Ohio. A graduate of NYU’s Creative Writing MFA program and a Cave Canem fellow, Morgan lives in Brooklyn with her dog Braeburn. She works as a poetry editor for Coconut Magazine and Education Director at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). You can find her at www.morgan-parker.com and @morganapple.
Stacy Parker Le Melle is the is the author of the memoir Government Girl: Young and Female in the White House (Ecco/HarperCollins) and the workshop director for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project. She served as the primary contributor to Voices from the Storm: the People of New Orleans on Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath (McSweeney’s). She created and continues to record oral histories for The Katrina Experience: an Oral History Project. Her recent narrative nonfiction has been published in Apogee Journal and she blogs regularly on books, politics, and social issues for the Huffington Post. She is the founder of Harlem Against Violence, Homophobia, and Transphobia and she is also the co-founder of Harlem’s First Person Plural Reading Series. www.stacyparkeraab.com Follower her on twitter at @StacyLeMelle.