The Cracks Between What We Are and What We Are Supposed to Be: Essays and Interviews

Harryette Mullen’s collection of essays and interviews is an important literary event. Like her poetry, Mullen’s essays and interviews are written at several key intersections: speech and writing; innovation and race. Mullen notes that her “work continues to explore linguistic quirks and cultural references peculiar to American English as spoken by the multiethnic peoples of the United States”.