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Whether it be celebrities like Terry McMillan, winner of The American Book Award, or Oscar winner Lou Gossett or newcomers like Brynn Saito or Alex Maynard, since 1990, Konch has been publishing American and international writers of the highest merit. Konch is sustained by Ishmael Reed, Tennessee Reed and our readers, granting us an independence that those zines with corporate sponsorship lack. Contributors to Konch have submitted work that is innovative and serene, but we reserve the right to be rowdy. The Jim Crow Media and literary Scene Have Failed Us


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Managing Editor: Tennessee Reed
Business Manager: Carla Blank

Lisa Bloom Speaks About Her Book "Suspicious Nation" at Marcus Bookstore in Oakland on April 19, 2014. Photograph by Tennessee Reed

Exclusive interview with Atty. Lisa Bloom who says that her client was accosted
 sexually by Trump.
The Cover of "Suspicious Nation"
March 2017




       Four Poems

Ishmael Reed, Angela Davis and Howard Moore at Howard Moore's 85th Birthday Party. Photograph by Carla Blank
Howard Moore. Photograph by Tennessee Reed.
Quincy and Margaret Troupe Discuss James Baldwin with Ishmael Reed's Students at California College of the Arts. Photograph by Tennessee Reed
The late Derek Walcott Visiting Cal, November 1997, with Tennessee Reed and Ishmael Reed.
Derek Walcott holds Tennessee Reed's third poetry collection "Airborne" that was published in 1996. Photograph by Ishmael Reed.