Voices of Bettering American Poetry

Voices of Bettering American Poetry, originally hosted on vidaweb.org, contains interviews with contributors to the Bettering American Poetry anthology series.

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Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

I feel this urgency to write a world that is briefly better than the one we’re living. And that requires a relationship to consistent and small beauty.

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Bhanu Kapil

Write until you reach the edge of something, whether it’s the world, the community you live in, or your skin.

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Kenyatta JP Garcia

I use poetry to present multiple identities and to allow those identities to perform against the restrictions I feel in my actual life. I perform a freedom of gender.

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