Last Monday, writer and poet Greg Parldo, published in PBQ Issue 86 read and spoke among fellow writers Saeed Jones, author of Prelude to Bruise, Cate Marvin, co-founder of the non-profit VIDA, and author of World’s Tallest Disaster, and Willie Perdomo, author of The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York.
The poets came together to celebrate Mr. Pardlo for his Pulitzer Prize winning book Digest. The discussion gravitated towards the tradition of breaking the silence of racism in the publishing world.. The floor was open to such important topics of conversation about and for writers of color.
To read more about the event and about the discussion of diversity within today’s world of publishing, click this link.