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Panel: Black Style, Black Language

The Living Archive: African American Poetry PANEL 2: BLACK STYLE,BLACK LANGUAGE Monday, April 3, 2017, 6—8 pm An exploration of the styles and impulses found within the body of both written and spoken Black poetry. Moderated by Robert Bellinger. NICOLE TEREZ … Continue reading

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prayer request cards

Asking for things is weird especially when directing it through “the church” because I have never been inside of a church to pray, only to look. But here are some typings and prayers and hopings for.

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Oakland is burning // Water is life

Hey friends. The world’s got me feeling a weird bunch of dissonant emotions. Like I’m rejoicing about the DAPL announcement. But I’m mourning the Ghostship warehouse fire in Oakland, a (queer) artist’s community and electronic dance club. The fire happened the night … Continue reading

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Class Notes 11/17

The Fourth Wave by Erika T. Wurth “Identity, nature vs. modernity, authenticity, reservation vs. non-reservation culture, sovereignty/land issues, racism/internalized racism, cultural/tradition recovery, history, and language are core issues.” (2) Audience Who gets to codify the culture; white poets “translating” and … Continue reading

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Class Notes 11/15

Who is “I” & who is Laloo? parasitical relationship? What is real & fake? real blood, fake blood p. 6 I am writing this in a fluorescent kitchen, I mean foyer. 25 This Is A Real Body p. 27 “The day … Continue reading

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According to Dorothy Wang’s critical essay on her work in Thinking Its Presence, Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge’s poetics address her racialized Asian-American subjectivity through the unique lenses of troubling the notion of “authentic” or “fixed” identity altogether. In “Chronicle,” Berssenbrugge narrates a … Continue reading

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Clint Smith, silence, & a concussed reflection

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of listening to Clint Smith, writer & teacher & poet, perform several of his poems in a crowded lecture hall in Barus and Holley. He read mostly from his new book, Counting … Continue reading

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