Lit List: January 23, 2017

Good evening readers. Here's your round-up of today's must-read literary news, commentary and fiction.

 Abdourahman Waberi. Source: Paolo Montanaro

Abdourahman Waberi. Source: Paolo Montanaro

  • Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov, the minds behind the Twitter account Astro Poets, interviewed LSP 
  • About "Write A House," the nonprofit that houses writers in foreclosed Detroit homes Electric Literature
  • Claudia Rankine has founded the Racial Imaginary Institute, which aims to promote critical thinking about racism The New Yorker
  • Spoken word poet Malcolm London explains why "poets are the legislation of the people." The Los Angeles Review of Books 
  • The Pilgrim: a literary magazine created by homeless writers and poets The Pacific Standard 
  • Abdourahman Waberi's "A Harvest of Skulls": witnessing Rwanda's reconstruction in Kigali, 1998. Asymptote
  • Ursula K. Le Guin on John Galt's 1810 Annals of the Parish, a "book that time forgot" Public Books