During the sixth season of The Archive Project, enjoy recordings from Portland Arts & Lectures events, the Portland Book Festival, and other community events happening right here in Portland, Oregon. Also, a new limited series LONG DISTANCEfeatures interviews with authors and their latest book releases.
Shayla Lawson is the author of three books of poetry—A Speed Education in Human Being, the chapbook Pantone, and I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean—and the essay collection This Is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, and Being Dope. She was born in Rochester, Minnesota, grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, studied architecture in Italy and spent a few years as a Dutch housewife—milkmaid braids and all. She teaches at Amherst College and lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Purchase this is Major from Annie Bloom’s Books, one of our Portland-based, independent bookstore partners HERE.