With a new elegant design and powerful cover art from the inimitable photographer and poet Rachel Eliza Griffiths, this issue of Apogee represents our commitment to push literary conversations beyond the status quo. Like our previous two issues, Issue Three aims to highlight inequalities in the arts and society more generally. We are particularly proud of the diverse writers and artists presented here. David Mura’s dissection of gender roles in the gay and lesbian world; Chinelo Okparanta’s gaze at colonial legacy; a special reprinting of an excerpt of late, great activist Jose Esteban Muñoz’s book Cruising Utopia; an interview on race with journalist-adventurer Rich Benjamin; and the poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and visual art of a number of diverse and engaged artists and writers all represent our effort to give voice to, and to celebrate, perspectives that the mainstream literary world marginalizes.
Also featuring Mahogany L. Browne, Morgan Parker, Christopher Soto, Mai Der Vang, Amber Atiya, and Kaitlyn Greenidge.