Octavia Butler interview in The Minnesota Daily
Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, and a little race talk:
Whitman even once wrote in a magazine article that blacks were no more capable than baboons, though he crossed off that reference before the article was printed, Gewirtz added.
But all that has failed to put a damper on Whitman's growing popularity, and today he is widely accepted even by African American authors.
Hmm. I'd like to hear what African American authors say about Whitman's work and legacy. I'll have to go revisit some of his poetry, which I haven't read since high school, I think. Comments, anyone?
A couple of reviews of Cinnamon Kiss, the new Easy Rawlins novel from Walter Mosley:
Detroit Free Press
Sun Sentinel (Ft. Lauderdale)
And a conversation between Walter Mosley and Ed Gordon on NPR. There's a new movie in the works for Easy!