Expo Recommends: #AmplifyBIPOC

As a lit journal dedicated to creating lasting opportunities for writers and artists to share their voices, we are committed to amplifying the experiences, stories, poetry, and artwork of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and improving pathways for their own agency as readers, editors, and publishers.

This Expo Recommends #AmplifyBIPOC list highlights organizations, publications, writers, artists, etc. that support and represent the work of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). Beyond race, many of the spaces and work included on this list also represent the dimensions of intersectionality and how sex, gender, gender identity, age, ability, income, and community all shape experience.

 We hope this is a useful resource for emerging voices to find spaces to be published or for publishers and creatives to discover work, as well as a general curation for all.

If you would like to contribute to the list, please email expositionreview@gmail.com.

Organizations, Resources, and Communities

Brown Girls Write

DREAMing Out Loud

The Hurston/Wright Foundation

Kimbilio Fiction

Rhode Island Writers Colony

Rise Up Animation

Shades of Brown Girl

The Watering Hole


Literary Journals and Small Presses

ang(st) : the feminist body zine


Apogee Journal

As Loud As It’s Kept Magazine

Astral Waters

Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review

Brown Recluse 


Cave Canem


Haymarket Books

Highway Women

Invisible City

Kweli Journal

Lunch Ticket

The Margins

Marías at Sampaguitas

Mosaic Magazine 

Nomadic Press

Obsidian Lit 

Puerto Del Sol – Black Voices Series


The Shade Journal

Spook Mag 

Vida: Women In Literary Arts


Visual Artists

Heidi Bailey

Jean-Michel Basquiat 

Mark Bradford

Anthony Conover

Shaun Leonardo 

Kerry James Marshall

Zinzi Minott

K Khalfani Ra 

Faith Ringgold

Betye Saar

Kara Walker  

Carrie Mae Weems

Kehinde Wiley



What It’s Like Working at a Grocery Store During COVID-19 by K.B. Carle

Dear White Friends, I See Right Through Your #BlackLivesMatter Posts by Elyse Cizek

Colorblind Passengers By Sean Enfield

Fiction Baby by Tamara Jong

Granada by Nicole Shawan Junior

The Coat by E. J. Koh

What about Black Lives Matter makes you uncomfortable? by Priya Ramsingh


Short Plays and Playwrights

La Vida Lobo by Linda Amayo-Hassan

Humanoid Traffic Stop by Roger Collins

Vincent Terrell Durham

Jerome Joseph Gentes

Jelisa Jay Robinson


Short Stories

The Eye Exam By Faith Adiele

An Ode to Best Friends by Lamont Arrington

The Richmond by Nancy Au

Excerpt from Fantastic Blindness: Chapters 1 & 2 by Victor Evans and Melissa McCann

The Gardens by Lane Clarke

Knock Out the Heart Lights So We Can Glow by Leesa Cross-Smith

Mercy by Michelle Grue

Flowers from Daddy by Tyler Miles

Good Books All by Cindy Phan

Demetrius by Kem Joy Ukwu



America Cries In Black and White by Lamont Arrington

When a Boy Tells You He Loves You by Edwin Bodney

they need some of us to die by Donte Collins

The Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted by Sean Enfield

Presence by Camonghne Felix

_Growing & Positioning Systems (GPS)_ by Aerik Francis

#Mood by Bree Jo’ann

Bird Fight by Ayesha Raees

Dear Future Body & The Way the World Holds You by Cynthia Manick

until, they, shoot, the, next, one by Othuke Umukoro


Short Films

On Time by Xavier Burgin

Video Essay: Situation 6 by Claudia Rankine & John Lucas


Museums and Library Reading Lists

California African American Museum

National Museum of African American History and Culture in DC 

Schomburg Center Black Liberation Reading List | The New York Public Library

We will continue to add and grow this list. Check back for new additions and be sure to conttribute others you’d like to amplify by emailing expositionreview@gmail.com.