September 11, 2015 at 03:09PM on Facebook

If you’re following the Yi-Fen Chou/Michael Derrick Hudson scandal with Best American Poetry, do read this piece by Luisa A. Igloria as well as the piece by Kazim Ali which she links to. I think it’s important to understand how incidents like this affect POC on a personal level, and — if we’re white — to sit with our discomfort for a while and not immediately reach for whatever convenient framing best fits our political outlook so we can set it aside and move on to the next outrage. Perhaps we could try listening for a change.
Dear Kazim Ali, – Luisa A. Igloria, Poet