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  • 13 years ago

    Writer, activist, and professor June Jordan's final essay collection serves as a barometer for the last four decades of radical humanitarian thought. Some of Us Did Not Die is comprised of new works and excerpts from four previous books: Civil War...

  • 13 years ago

    Socially conscious writers of color can find themselves in a quandary. How can they wax poetic about stopping by woods on snowy evenings when Amadou Diallo caught 41 bullets and nary a white cop did a bid? But there is an equally insidious dilemma...

  • 13 years ago

    In The Souls of Black Folks W.E.B. DuBois opined: "One ever feels his twoness—an American, a Negro . . . two warring ideals in one dark body." Substitute "Korean" for "Negro," and DuBois is highlighting the thematic undercurrent of poet-Voice...

  • 14 years ago

    Some of Afro avant-garde poet Harryette Mullen's earlier books, such as Trimmings and S*PERM**K*T, were feminist metonyms influenced by Gertrude Stein's idiosyncratic innovation Tender Buttons. Mullen's latest offering, Sleeping With the Dictionar...

  • 14 years ago

    Since the early '90s, café habitués have been exposed to poetry and performance with a hip-hop aesthetic dubbed "spoken word." As anthologies published during this "word movement" go, A Def Poetry Jam is more inclusive than Kevin You...

  • 15 years ago

    Writer Amiri Baraka wrote that poetry is not a poem, but a heightened sense of language found anywhere: a newspaper article, a conversation. The Live Theatre Gang's production of the verse-play Printz of Poets (New York Comedy Club) underscores, r...