The Contributors: Elizabeth Nunez, Walter Mosley, Amiri Baraka, Paule Marshall, Carlyle V. Thompson, Houston A. Baker, Jr., John A. Williams, Yelena Khanga, Eugene Redmond, Stephanie Martin, Selwyn R. Cudjoe, Cecil Foster, Lorna Goodison, Kelvin Christopher James, Hugh Pearson, Marita Golden, Stanley Crouch, Brenda M. Greene, Barbara T. Christian, Arthur Flowers, Thulani Davis, Ishmael Reed, Karla FC Holloway, Bebe Moore Campbell, William W. Cook, Brent Staples, Jill Nelson, Marimba Ani, Malaika Adero, W. Paul Coates, Susan McHenry, Terry McMillan.
The Editors: Elizabeth Nunez is Professor of English at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York and Director of the National Black Writers Conference. She is the author of the novels When Rocks Dance
and Beyond the Limbo Silence
Brenda M. Greene is Chairperson of the Department of Literature, Languages, Philosophy, and Communication at Medgar Evers College, and Coordinator of the National Black Writers Conference. She is coeditor of the collection of essays, Rethinking American Literature