Issue 12.3-13.1 | Summer 2014/Fall 2014 / Guest Edited by Kim F. Hall, Monica L. Miller, and Yvette Christiansë

Her Pen is a Machete: The Art of Ntozake Shange

In “Her Pen is a Machete: The Art of Ntozake Shange,” scholars, writers, and artists explore Ntozake Shange’s genre-defying achievements and ongoing influences. From her invention of the choreopoem to her revolutionary approaches to the body, movement, voice, music, dance, poetry, and prose, Shange’s work continues to create space for black women on the page and the stage, and to inspire new possibilities for art and writing.

“Her Pen is a Machete” features interviews with Soyica Diggs Colbert, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Vanessa K. Valdés, Jennifer DeVere Brody, and Alexis Pauline Gumbs.