Repair

From Boston Review / Forum

Repair

Edited by Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Ed Pavlić, Ivelisse Rodriguez and Sonia Sanchez

How we can recover from terrible ruptures, the pandemic, toxic politics, racist horrors, class warfare, gendered violence, and ecological brinksmanship.

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How we can recover from terrible ruptures, the pandemic, toxic politics, racist horrors, class warfare, gendered violence, and ecological brinksmanship.

Individually and collectively, we bear deep wounds. Some of these are generations old; all have been worsened by a destructive period of pyrrhic politics that have left us ill-equipped to respond to a global health catastrophe. As we struggle to recover our footing and grieve our dead, Boston Review believes that the arts must have a voice in the conversation about how we heal. In this new anthology of poetry, fiction, and essays from renowned writers and newcomers, writers explore whether and how we can repair terrible ruptures, life-threatening illnesses and the pandemic, toxic politics, racist horrors, class warfare, gendered violence, and ecological brinksmanship.

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$19.95 T ISBN: 9781946511683 224 pp. | 6 in x 9 in

Editors

Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is the author of Sabrina & Corina, finalist for the National Book Award. Her writing has appeared in Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, O, the Oprah Magazine, and elsewhere.

Ed Pavlić

Ed Pavlić is the author of Live at the Bitter End; Who Can Afford to Improvise? James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the ListenerLet's Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno; and other books. He is Distinguished Research Professor in the English Department and in the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia.

Ivelisse Rodriguez

Ivelisse Rodriguez's short story collection, Love War Stories, was a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist. She is founder and editor of an interview series published in Centro Voices, the e-magazine of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College.

Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez—poet, activist, scholar—is a Robert Frost Medal recipient, and winner of the 1985 American Book Award and the 1999 Langston Hughes Poetry Award. One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sanchez is the author of sixteen books, including Does Your House Have Lions?, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.