Posted on February 4, 2021 at 10:42 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The newest issue of TIME magazine focuses on Black art, and wordsmiths are front and center of it — literally.

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman graces the cover of the February 5 issue, with a conversation between her and former first lady Michelle Obama inside.

Additionally, there’s a transcript of a roundtable on the power of fiction featuring such celebrated (and bestselling) writers as Brit Bennett, Jasmine Guillory, and Jacqueline Woodson, and commentary from Ibram X. Kendi (How to Be an Antiracist) on how he helped shape the issue and why he sees this moment as a new Black Renaissance.

You can view the cover and learn about the artistic decisions behind it in TIME; or if the previous articles used up your nonsubscriber freebies, it's also at Literary Hub.

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