Ben Lewellyn-Taylor lives in Dallas, TX. He is an MFA student at Antioch University. His work appears in The Adroit Journal, New South Journal, Oyez Review, No Contact Mag, Postscript Magazine, Heavy Feather Review, New Critique, and others, all of which can be found at benlewellyntaylor.com.
Content by Ben Lewellyn-Taylor
Collective Memories: Clint Smith’s How the Word Is Passed
BY Ben Lewellyn-Taylor
As an educator, Smith believes that a true reckoning with America’s legacy of slavery would shift the ground we stand on. “How different might our country look,” he wonders, “if all of us fully understood what has happened here?” At various turns, questions of access underlie his journey. Not everyone can travel to these sites of memory, and Smith’s book serves to extend their reach.