New Orleans Literary Journal "Mixed Company" Collects Black Perspectives on Art and Fiction
by Soleil Ho
Many writers have tried to put words to the New Orleans experience. This has netted us a diverse pool of work that spans from the plays of Tennessee Williams to the writings of activist Alice Dunbar Nelson. The latest notable addition to this vivid legacy is Mixed Company, an ongoing small-press fiction anthology edited and compiled by writers Jeri Hilt and Kristina Kay Robinson.
Every detail of Mixed Company, whose first issue was published this past March, is carefully chosen in order to emphasize its central mission: to bring to the forefront the artistic work of New Orleanian women of color, “to assert undeniably that WE REMAIN.” In a literary moment when the political ramifications of visibility and representation are clearer than ever, Mixed Company reminds us of what exactly is at stake when we talk about the poisonous and limiting effect of white supremacist patriarchy on our ability to share and read each other’s stories. MORE >>>
Posted originally by BitchMagazine.Org on July 8, 2015
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