Literature Projects That Break the Mold
Discover the incredible range of projects our 2023 Creative Capital Literature grantees are exploring, with complex subjects such as, public health, Chinese diaspora, and proposing that the US should return all federal lands to Native Americans.
Elders are gateways to remembering. With The Black Land Papers, Brea Baker will leverage the people most trusted by Black elders—their descendants—to create a new record of Black people’s relationship to land.
The Dendron Project includes a book, visual art, and dialogues in virtual and physical space that, together, constitute “immune responses” to the politics of public health in pandemic times.
|Kelli Jo Ford
An alternate-history novel, Nvgvgotanvhi centers a Cherokee mother and daughter who must overcome their differences to subvert 1995’s Oklahoma City bombing.
The Unwed Mother Agenda is an essay collection and audio series weaving reporting on America’s family court system into the author’s experience as a single mother fighting for the protection of her son.
Fated is a genre-bending novel about friends Diane and En, whose different experiences of Chinese diaspora guide their attempts to thwart narrative conclusions of futurity and identity.
|heidi andrea restrepo rhodes & Tala Khanmalek
Vital Signs is a coauthored experimental book combining cultural criticism, critical theory, and lyrical essay, toward an anti-colonial, queer-of-color disability politics and aesthetics.
cyborg futures: poems and essay poems is an investigation in poetic/hybrid form of technological and pharmaceutical interventions in living bodies.
America is Ready is a book of epics and long-form poems. The title poem is predicated on Audre Lorde’s Poetry Is Not a Luxury. It investigates and champions artistic roles in the culture.
The Shadow Worker: A Novel
Landback: The Return Of All Federal Lands to Native Americans is a series of seven essays and public presentations proposing and defending the idea that the US should return all federal lands to Native Americans.
Initiated by conceptual artist Anicka Yi, Tumbling Ecologies is a trilogy of books that discloses new ways of living and being through three kinds of life: algae, bacteria, and fungi.