Monday, February 20, 2012

A Notebook on the Black Arts Era

I've been thinking and writing about the black arts era for years now, but only started blogging about the time period relatively recently. In September 2011, as a lead-up to the publication of my book The Black Arts Enterprise, I produced a month-long series on black arts. Moving forward, I'm trying to expand on some of the ideas raised in my book and to present developing ideas associated with the poetry of the era.

[Related: A Notebook on the Black Arts Enterprise]

Entries:
2017
• August 9: From the black aesthetic to black aesthetics to form
• July 22: What if contemporary African American poetry had Black Arts-like scholarly support?
• January 14: Memorable black poetry collection: Arnold Adoff's I Am the Darker Brother

2016
September
• September 26: The Magic of Juju and Black Arts texts
• September 26:The Magic of Juju and Black Arts scholarly discourse 
• September 26:Kalamu ya Salaam's introduction to the Black Arts era
• September 26: Kalamu ya Salaam, Eugene B. Redmond, and special collections
• September 26: A Notebook on Kalamu ya Salaam's The Magic of Juju   
• January 11: Blogging about Bibliographic Codes & Black World magazine [MLA presentation]

2015
• October 5: A partial list of Black Arts-related scholarship, 2004 - 2015 
• October 4: Editorial Cartoons in Negro Digest/Black World 
• October 1: 30 Days of Blogging about Black World magazine
• September 30: Clovis E. Semmes's Invaluable Index 
• September 29: Kalamu ya Salaam and the Richard Wright Award for Literary Criticism 
• September 28: The many appearances of Amiri Baraka in Negro Digest/Black World
• September 27: Special issues of Negro Digest/Black World 
• September 26: From Poet-Scholars to Poets and Scholars
• September 25: The concentration of black women critical writings during the 1960s/70s 
• September 24: Literary criticism for African American audiences
• September 23: Frederick Douglass and Negro Digest/Black World 
• September 22: Illegibility and Negro Digest/Black World
• September 21: Displaying images of poets and their publications 
• September 20: Malcolm X and Black World
• September 19: "The Black Aesthetic" and "The Black Arts Movement" 
• September 18: An early poem for Malcolm X 
• September 17: Tracing "Black Aesthetic" in Negro Digest/Black World
• September 16: Back covers of Negro Digest/Black World, Pt. 1
• September 15: Pricing for Negro Digest/Black World 
• September 14: Negro Digest/Black World & Black Aesthetics 
• September 13: Amiri Baraka previews a shift in African American literary discourse, 1965 
• September 12: Black World and this broader African American discourse 
• September 11: The Literary Scholar as Journalist
• September 10: The Rise of Poet-Critics during the 1960s and 1970s 
• September 9: The missing online issues of Black World 
• September 8: Diaspora and Black World magazine
• September 7: Searching for Sarah Webster Fabio in Negro Digest and Black World
• September 6: Outstanding Special Issue on Black Poetry--Negro Digest (Sept. 1969)
• September 5: Zora Neale Hurston, Mary Helen Washington, and Black World 
• September 4: Exploring Black World--Then and Now 
• September 3: Google Books and Black World magazine 
• September 2: Discovering Black World magazine
• September 1: Blogging about Black World magazine
• September 1: A notebook on Black World magazine

2014
• November 6: SOS, Poetry, and Black Arts Anthologies
• November 5: SOS, Amiri Baraka & the Black Arts Movement
• July 21: James Smethurst and scholarship on the Black Arts Movement  
• February 8: Black arts poets as problem finders 

2013
• October 31: Black arts scholars at Penn State  
• August 2: Black arts era poetry as a genre
• July 23: 40 Black Arts era poems
• July 21 A Black Arts Timeline, 1965 - 1976 
• July 21: A Notebook on Black Arts Poetry 

2012 
• December 5: Notes on the History of the term "Black Aesthetic"
• September 30: Hey Fella Would You Mind Holding This Piano a Moment
• September 30: The back cover of The Black Woman
• September 30: Early Black American Poets (anthology)
• September 30: Truth Is on Its Way by Nikki Giovanni
• September 30: The back cover of Play Ebony Play Ivory by Henry Dumas
• September 30: Play Ebony Play Ivory by Henry Dumas
• September 29: I am the Darker Brother (anthology)
• September 29: The back cover of Black Fire
• September 29: Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing
• September 22: New Black Voices: An Anthology of Contemporary Afro-American Literature 
• September 22: Black Voices: An Anthology of Afro-American Literature 
• September 19: Ebony mag: Table of Contents to Black Revolution special issue
• September 18: Ebony magazine: The Black Revolution special issue
• September 17: Broadside Press catalog
• September 16: think black!
• September 15: The Black 70s 
• September 14: Back cover photograph featuring LeRoi Jones 
• September 13: The Black Poets
• September 12: Dark Symphony
• September 11: Black Magic Poetry, 1961-1967
• September 10: The Black Book
• September 9: The Black Woman edited by Toni Cade
• September 8: Black Spirits poetry anthology 
• September 7: Black World featuring Gwendolyn Brooks on the cover (Sept. 1972) 
• September 6: Stephen Henderson's Understanding the New Black Poetry
• September 5: Eugene B. Redmond's Drumvoices
• September 4: Negro Digest features Richard Wright on the cover (Jan. 1968)
• September 3: Nikki Giovanni's ego-tripping and other poems for young people
• September 2:  A little, far-reaching magazine: Black World 
• September 2: The Journal of Black Poetry
• September 1: The Drama Review Special Issue on Black Theatre
• September 1: 30 Days of Black Arts Artifacts
• July 23: How 48 Black Writers and Critics Greatly Assisted Toni Morrison
• June 30: Active African American Poets over 65
• June 20: The Production of "New" Poets
• June 19:  What happened with African American poetry from 1977-1987? 
• June 15: How poetry by black people became Black Poetry
• June 14: 1970: A defining year in black writing
• May 10: 10 Moments of Importance in African American Poetry, 1965 - 1976
• April 14: Houston Baker, Jerry W. Ward, and the title of my Black Arts book
• April 3: Amiri Baraka, the Black Arts & post Black Arts Poet
• February 25: The greatest 10 years in African American literature 
• February 24: February 1965: A Defining Moment in the History of Black Poetry 
• February 23: Beyond Poetry: The Work of Black Artist-Poets
• February 22: Robert Hayden as a Black Arts (Era) Poet? 
• February 20: The Golden Age of Anthologies featuring Black Poetry
• February 9: The Militant Appeal of Nikki Giovanni’s “Ego Tripping” 
• February 8: The Witty Militancy of Carolyn Rodgers's M.F. Poem
• February 7: The Radical Typography of Sonia Sanchez's Coltrane Poem
• February 5: The Enduring Presence of Black Arts Poets
• February 2: 8 Black Arts Era Poets and 11 Name Changes

2011
• December  30: Sanchez, Black Arts Poet, Appointed Poet Laureate of Philly
• November 15: Ebony magazine & Black Arts Poetry
• September 30: 100 Black Arts Era Poems
• September 29: Resources on the histories of Black Arts Poetry
• September 28: The Decline of a Movement, the legacies of Black Arts Poetry
• September 27: Black Arts Poetry & Afrofuturism
• September 26: 5 Ways Black Arts Poets Challenged Anti-Black Racism
• September 25: 10 Essential Essays by Black Arts Era Poets
• September 24: Women Writers & Black Arts Poetry
• September 23: Haki Madhubuti & the New Black Poetry
• September 22: 10 John Coltrane Poems by Poets of the Black Arts Era
• September 21: 15 Malcolm X Poems by Poets of the Black Arts Era
• September 20: Black Pride & Black Arts Poetry
• September 19: Drumvoices: A Remarkable History of Black, American Poetry
• September 18: Toni Morrison & Black Arts Poetry
• September 17: Black Arts Poets as Performers and Recording Artists 
• September 16: “sCReeeEEECHHHHHH”: Black Arts Poets Chasing John Coltrane
• September 15: Dudley Randall & Broadside Press
• September 14: 10 Black Arts Era Poems 
• September 13: Poets as Essayists During the Black Arts Era
• September 12: Older Generations of Writers & 'New' Black Poetry
• September 11: 30 Anthologies featuring Black Poetry, 1968-1975
• September 10: Jazz & Black Arts Poetry
• September 9: Africa & Black Arts Poetry
• September 8: From a 'Black Art' poem to 'The Black Arts Movement'
• September 7: Nikki Giovanni & Black Arts Poetry
• September 6: Malcolm as Muse
• September 5: 6 Ways Black Arts Era Anthologies Shaped Literary History 
• September 4: The Black Panther Party, Black Drama, & Black Arts Poets
• September 3: Amiri Baraka: A Leading Black Arts Figure 
•  September 2:  Negro Digest / Black World magazine & Poetry
• September 1: 30 Days of Black Arts Poetry: An Introduction

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