Q&A with Helene Atwan Photo credit: Bob Kosturko What has been Beacon’s relationship with poetry? For the past decade or more, Beacon’s poetry program, such as it was, focused largely on two key poets we have published over many years,...
As 2014 comes to a close, we look back at some top Beacon Broadside posts, as well as a few overlooked gems.
“Staggerlee wonders” is a poem that could have been written for the current moment, a poem imbued with the spirit of #BlackLivesMatter, with the heartbreak and the anger of #ICantBreathe.
Beacon authors offer a forceful rebuke to the bombardment and occupation of Gaza as a path to long-term regional stability.
For the 90th anniversary of his birth, we remember the miracle and the conundrum of James Baldwin: the teen preacher turned humanist; the resolutely American expatriate; the voice of rationality for a generation on the edge of revolt; a probing intelligence, unsatisfied by facile or convenient truths. Baldwin was never easy to place in a box, which is exactly why he remains so important to us today.
Bob Kosturko, creative director for Beacon Press, shares his process for designing the iconic new jacket for James Baldwin's 'Jimmy's Blues.'
A young Mexican immigrant discovers a new and profound sense of self, identity, and understanding in James Baldwin's classic text 'Notes of a Native Son.'
A publicity assistant at Beacon Press rediscovers the gift of James Baldwin's words and poetry.
Beacon director Helene Atwan introduces new books from James Baldwin and Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco.
Eboo Patel writes about a James Baldwin essay that helped guide him as an activist and writer.
James Baldwin (1924-1987) was a novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic, and one of America's foremost writers. His essays, such as "Notes of a Native Son" (1955), explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual, and class distinctions in...
Amy Alexander writes about a documentary James Baldwin filmed in San Francisco the year she was born.
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