5 Questions with Courtney Faye Taylor, Author of Concentrate

"I turn to Toni Cade Bambara and Lucille Clifton for encouragement, for directions on speaking truth. While writing Concentrate, I was guided by the work of Cathy Park Hong, Brenda Stevenson, and Anna Deavere Smith—writers who’ve studied Latasha Harlins, the LA Uprising, and the relationship between Black and Asian-American communities."

No Red Wave, but Plenty of Red Flags

"Much remains to be done if we’re to manage a leap toward real democracy—nevertheless, we’ve kept alive our prospects for achieving an ecologically livable future while fending off a host of power grabs by would-be autocrats."

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