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prologue (2) | welcome back home

Kaiama L. Glover and Tami Navarro return with a brand new season of WRITING HOME.

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s3, e3, “boundaries” | Gina Athena Ulysse

“You don’t really know a boundary until you’ve pushed against it.” – Gina Athena Ulysse Trouble-making wonder Gina Althena Ulysse gives Kaiama and Tami a glimpse into the boundless whirl of her creative (and) scholarly practices. Gina Athena Ulysse is an artist-anthropologist and Professor of Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz. An interdisciplinary methodologist, her research questions engage geopolitics, historical representations, and aesthetics in the dailiness of Black diasporic conditions to confront the visceral in the structural. Her work and artistic practice are rooted in what she calls Rasanblaj – a gathering of ideas, people, things, and spirits, not necessarily in that order! She is the author of several books and articles, including; Why Haiti Needs New Narratives: A Post Quake Chronicle (2015), and Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me & THE WORLD (2017)- a collection of photographs, poetry, and performance texts. It was long-listed for the 2017 PEN Open Book Award a…

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s3, e2 “mathematics” | Ana-Maurine Lara

Polymath extraordinaire Ana-Maurine Lara offers Tami and Kaiama much-appreciated  lessons in arithmetic and other miraculous methodologies.

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s3, e1 “recovery” | Dionne Brand

Illustrious poet, novelist, essayist, and thinker Dionne Brand shares her methods for speaking liberation into the world.

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prologue (3) | writing our way home

WRITING HOME returns for Season 3, which sees Kaiama and Tami returning to the virtual studio and taking on questions of writing, teaching, and being in the world.

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s2, e1 “unflinching” | Marlon James

Kaiama and Tami kick off the second season of WRITING HOME with Booker Prize-winning author Marlon James.

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s2, e2 “more joy” | Edwidge Danticat

Tami and Kaiama connect with the illustrious Haitian-African-American author Edwidge Danticat.

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s2, e3 “collective” | Tiphanie Yanique

Award-winning writer and Virgin Islander Tiphanie Yanique joins Kaiama and Tami on this week’s episode of WRITING HOME.

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s2, e4 “what remains” | Katia Ulysse

For the final episode of WRITING HOME’s second season, Tami and Kaiama welcome the critically acclaimed Haitian-American fiction and children’s book author Katia D. Ulysse.

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prologue | welcome home

“There are treasures to be found here.” Meet co-hosts Kaiama L. Glover and Tami Navarro.

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s1, e1 (in)visibility | Naomi Jackson

Kaiama and Tami speak with Naomi about the privilege of being from multiple Caribbean places and about the freedom of not entirely belonging to any one of them.

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s1, e2 ceremony | Alexis Gumbs

Alexis educates Tami and Kaiama on the difference between a trilogy and a triptych, explains how daily practice really can make perfect (or close to it), and discusses black feminism.

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s1, e3 be.longing | Staceyann Chin

Staceyann tells it all like it is while Kaiama and Tami try to keep up.

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