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10 of Langston Hughes' Most Popular Poems

By Rachel Chang
james baldwin

10 Black Authors Who Shaped Literary History

By Brad Witter
maya angelou gestures while speaking in a chair during an interview at her home in 1978

5 Crowning Achievements of Maya Angelou

By Editors
writer and playwright lorraine hansberry poses for a portrait in her apartment at 337 bleecker street

The Black Activism in Lorraine Hansberry's Plays

By David Robinson
audre lorde lectures students at the atlantic center for the arts in new smyrna beach, florida next to a chalkboard that says women are powerful and dangerous

15 Inspiring Audre Lorde Quotes

By Rachel Chang
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cartoonist scott adams standing with cutout of dilbert comic strip character

What You Need to Know About “Dilbert” Cartoonist Scott Adams and His Latest Rant

The future of Scott Adams’ popular comic is cloudy after his racist remarks during a YouTube livestream caused widespread outrage.

By Tyler Piccotti


Entertainment Weekly's PopFest LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Author Anne Rice signs books during Entertainment Weekly's PopFest at The Reef on October 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)

Anne Rice

Margaret Atwood Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor Margaret Atwood, Alba, Cuneo, Italy, October 2021. (Photo by Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images)

Margaret Atwood

Octavia Butler

Octavia E. Butler

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John Grisham

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All About Poe

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Edgar Allan Poe - Mini Biography

Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven

Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" in Popular Culture

By Brad Witter
Edgar Allan Poe

12 True Stories Behind Edgar Allan Poe’s Terror Tales

By Christopher P. Semtner
edgar allan poe grave

Why Edgar Allan Poe’s Death Remains a Mystery

By Jordan Zakarin
Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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