Joyce J. Scott was an artist in utero. She will tell you that while she was safely inside the womb, her mother, an internationally recognized fiber artist, was nourishing her with colors and patterns and craft. Scott wanted nothing more than to be who she has become—a multitalented, multimedium, multipersonality…
The New York Public Library has chosen Kevin Young, a distinguished scholar and poet, to be the new director of its Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Acclaimed poet, author and professor Elizabeth Alexander has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize board.