World Literature Today’s autumn issue celebrates U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo with poems and an interview inside, and the cover feature devoted to Literary Activism commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Alcatraz occupation that began in November 1969, guest-edited by Allison Hedge Coke. As always, a generous selection of book reviews and other features round out the issue.

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October 22, 2019
A man sits outdoors in a thin yellow t-shirt with one arm draped over a block of wood next to a wooden airplane model
“We crossed the island / by foot. Some carried children too small / to walk; an older boy clutched / a goat’s lead. We could take only /  what we could hold in our arms or tether // to our wrists.” from “Perfecto Remembers La Luc...
October 21, 2019
A color drawing of a stone building with a tree featured prominently in the foreground
Wallace Cleaves shares a story of turning a class project into an object lesson about colonialism for his teacher and fellow students alike.
The Man Who Played with Fire

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