Saturday, July 18, 2015

Blog entries about black women poets


2017
• January 12: Locating Patricia Smith in histories of contemporary poetry 

2016

December
• December 30: Teaching an Af-Am lit. course with audio recordings of black women reading poetry as the basis

August
• August 30: How do we get from Gwendolyn Brooks to Mahogany L. Browne?
• August 22: An African American literature course: Recordings of black women reading poetry   
• August 11: Meta DuEwa Jones and the mix of black poetry scholarly work 
• August 11: Meta DuEwa Jones & Evie Shockley as guides  

July
• July 13: List of audio recordings by black women poets and lyricists

June
• June 30: Situating the bold & bodacious poetic voice of Mahogany L. Browne
• June 27: Can the sounds of black women's poetic voices get a witness?

May
• May 2: Margaret Walker almost won the Pulitzer in 1943 
• May 2: Margaret Walker and exclamation points in African American poetry

April
• April 11: Poets as Researchers: Tyehimba Jess and Robin Coste Lewis  

March
• March 28: Toward Histories of Contemporary Black Women's Poetry
 • March 11: A Notebook on Robin Coste Lewis
• March 4: Poets as Catalogers: The Cases of Robin Coste Lewis, Kevin Young, and Amiri Baraka

February
• February 27: A Notebook on Marilyn Nelson 
• February 27: Notebook on Gwendolyn Brooks   
• February 26: Poetry magazine published two of the most anthologized poems
• February 25: Two of the most popular non-anthologized poems
• February 24: Adding poems by Frances E. W. Harper & George Moses Horton

January
• January 31: Elizabeth Alexander's Venus Hottentot & John Keene's Miss La La 

2015
December
• December 26: Reading Celeste Doaks in 2015   
• December 26: Talking poetry with Tony Bolden, Yao Glover & William J. Harris in 2015 
• December 26: A Notebook on 2015 Poetry Reflections 
• December 26: The year in African American poetry, 2015
• December 24: Blogging about Elizabeth Alexander, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, and Robin Coste Lewis in 2015
• December 23: Reading Kevin Young in 2015 
• December 23: Notes on compiling an expansive list of award-winning poets 
• December 22: A list of award-winning African American poets, 1975 - 2015 
• December 18: A checklist of poems featuring ex-slaves
• December 17: Reginald Flood channels Harriet Jacobs and Mary Prince
• December 14: Black men, poetry, awards & fellowships, 1975-2015 
• December 12: Black Women, Poetry, Awards & Fellowships, 1975-2015 
• December 9: Reginald Flood's Frederick Douglass Poetic Contributions  
• December 2: African American poets and the Cave Canem Poetry Prize
• December 1: African American poets and the Whiting Writers' Award
• December 1: Blogging about Poetry in November 2015

November
• November 21: Robin Coste Lewis, Black poets & the National Book Award
• November 15: Cindy Lyles gives opening reading at the EBR Learning Center 
• November 9: Black Female Figures & Poetry Book Covers
• November 8: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 6: Jess, Shockley, and Lewis

October
• October 31: Treasure Shields Redmond's chop: 7 notations
• October 31: What it's like to read Treasure Redmond's chop
• October 31: Locating Treasure Shields Redmond among black women poets 
• October 31: Treasure Redmond, C. Liegh McInnis, Jolivette Anderson & useful poetic templates
• October 31: Treasure Shields Redmond's chop and Facebook
• October 31: 30 Volumes of poetry between Treasure Redmond's poems and book
• October 31: Treasure Redmond's and Tara Betts's chapbooks
• October 31: Treasure Redmond: Embracing and Advancing a Form
• October 31: Remixing Kelly Norman Ellis's "Raised by Women"
• October 14: Remixing Allison Joseph's "Thirty Lines" Poem at the East St. Louis Charter High School  

September
• September 10: A notebook on Tara Betts
• September 10: The serendipity of poetry releases by Tara Betts & Treasure Redmond
• September 7: Searching for Sarah Webster Fabio in Negro Digest and Black World

August
• August 26: Bad, Phenomenal Women and Black Poetry
• August 12: Cultural Nationalism and Black Women's Poetry
• August 11: Women's Work and Black Poetry
• August 4: The Visual Artist as Poet: The Case of Rachel Eliza Griffiths
• August 4: Rachel Eliza Griffiths's surrealist moments
• August 4: A connection between Lighting the Shadow and Mule & Pear 
• August 3: Rachel Eliza Griffiths's dedications to women

July
• July 12: The Worlds of Elizabeth Alexander  
• July 6: Cultural Signifiers in Cornrows and Cornfields
• July 3: Celeste Doaks's Father-Daughter poems
• July 1: The value of 'Cornrows and Cornfields'

March
• March 13: Claudia Rankine's Citizen becomes a "first"

January 
• January 17: Elizabeth Alexander as a crucial connector
• January 3: Danielle Hall, Margaret Walker, and #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

2014
December
• December 31: Blogging about Ai, Nikky Finney, Allison Joseph, Marilyn Nelson & Gwendolyn Brooks in 2014
• December 11: Acknowledging the tremendous loss of Amiri Baraka and Maya Angelou in 2014
• December 10: Amiri Baraka, Rachel Eliza Griffiths & #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
• December 10: From Jonterri Gadson to Audre Lorde to Cheryl Clarke and back again

• December 7: Evie Shockley, Amanda Johnston & #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
• December 5: Maya Angelou, Kelly Norman Ellis, poetry & collegiate black women
• December 3: A Notebook on Lucille Clifton
• December 3: Lucille Clifton and #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

September
• September  25: Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool" & Poetry Magazine (1959)

August
• August 4: The Connectivity of Allison Joseph's My Father's Kites

July 
• July 29: Those Allison Joseph books
• July 28: Nikky Finney's Head Off & Split
• July 25: Mona Lisa Saloy's Red Beans and Ricely Yours
• July 22: Ai's books & W. W. Norton & Company
• July 21: Nikki Giovanni's book cover appearances 

June
• June 9: Elevating Phenomenal Black Women poems
• June7: Michelle Obama as black woman poetry scholar

May
• May 19: Long before she became the mayor's No. 1 adviser, Chirlane McCray was a poet

April
• April 5: How Margaret Walker Disrupts Periodization in the Norton
• April 3: Lucille Clifton's Shifting Places in editions of the Norton Anthology of African American Literature


January
• January 8: From Gwendolyn Brooks to Rita Dove to Natasha Trethewey to Tracy K. Smith

2013
December
• December 23: Rita Dove and the rise of novel-like, character-driven volumes of poetry

November
• November 27: Contemporary African American Poetry -- supply & demand
• November 25: Poetry awards as "megablurbs"
• November 24: Remembering encounters with Wanda Coleman's work

October
• October 31: Erica Hunt: a critical cultural witness
• October 27: Allison Joseph and Sonnet Sequences
• October 27: Elizabeth Alexander as a link between generations of poets
• October 10: Evie Shockley’s unusual poem designs

August
• August 21: What if poet Evie Shockley is a Sci-fi writer?

June
• June 29: The Afterlives of Ai's & Lucille Clifton's Poetry 
• June 11: Interpretation through Illustration: "A Song in the Front Yard" by Gwendolyn Brooks 

May
• May 12: The Rise of Rita Dove and Elizabeth Alexander during the late 1980s
• May 12: A Notebook on Rita Dove

April
• April 29: Evie Shockley and the Music

March
• March 17: Books by Allison Joseph & Tony Medina converse together about dads

February 
• February 15: A Timeline of achievements by black women poets, 2000 - 2012
• February 5: Evie Shockley's digital book: our first & futuristic volume of poetry

January 
• January 27: Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and the popularity of poets
• January 25: A Notebook on Jayne Cortez
• January 25: Jayne Cortez, Jazz Poetry, and the Black Arts Movement 
• January 9:  Jayne Cortez, black poet obituaries, and the New York Times 

2012
December
• December 30: Tony Bolden, Aldon Nielsen and Jayne Cortez
• December 30: Aldon Nielsen, Jayne Cortez, and my classroom poetry canon 
• December 30: Jayne Cortez at SIUE in 2005

November
• November 23: The Profound Intellect of Lucille Clifton
• November 6: Nikki Giovanni -- The Great Gateway Poet

October
• October 27: Rita Dove and the fear of poems that aren't black enough
• October 21: The curse & blessing of "We Real Cool"
• October 17: Letter to the Editor about Gwendolyn Brooks  
• October 9: From Gwendolyn Brooks to Chief Keef  
• October 4: Treasure Redmond & the Poet as Connector 
• October 2: Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Jericho Brown, and the Emory model 

July
• July 23: How 48 Black Writers and Critics Greatly Assisted Toni Morrison
• July 3: Lucille Clifton's "wishes for sons" & the trouble male students have saying "gynecologists"

June 
• June 27: People Watching: Gwendolyn Brooks & Robert Hayden

May
• May 26: Poets as Black Urbanists
• May 26: The Black Women Formerly Known as Non-Poets
• May 23: A Notebook on the Work of Treasure Shields Redmond

April
• April 18: The Advantage of an Extended Publishing Record 
• April 18: The Coverage of Tracy K. Smith's Pulitzer-Prize Win 
• April 16: What if we view Black Women Poets as Public Intellectuals?
• April 6: Runner, Writer, Poet, Professor: About Allison Joseph 
• April 4: Reading June Jordan's "Poem about My Rights"

March
• March 24: Evie Shockley Remixes Poem to Address Trayvon Martin Case
• March 21: The Idea of Escape in 3 Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks  
• March 14: Why Evie Shockley's Poems Require Multiple Readings

• March 10: A Notebook on the work of Elizabeth Alexander
• March 10: Elizabeth Alexander's Books
• March 9: Elizabeth Alexander: At the Crossroads of Poetry & Black Studies
• March 8: Elizabeth Alexander, Twitter Poetics & White Space
• March 7: Elizabeth Alexander's Teeny Tiny Twitter Poems
• March 6: Elizabeth Alexander's Amistad: A Versified Rendering of Black History
• March 5: Discovering Elizabeth Alexander's Poetry at Tougaloo Collge
• March 5: Elizabeth Alexander Week

February 
• February 11: Militancy in the works of Black Women Poets
• February 11: Black Women, Militancy, and Spoken Word Poetry 
• February 10: Elizabeth Alexander's Militant Nature Poem 
• 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 6: Evie Shockley's Radical Typography

January
• January 30: Blogging about Black Women Poets in 2011 
• January 30: Stacey L. Brown discusses "Barbie's Little Sister" by Allison Joseph
• January 29: Stacey L. Brown discusses "The Mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks 

• January 28: A Notebook on Eugene B. Redmond & the EBR Collection
• January 28: 7 Poems by Lucille Clifton on the Poetry Foundation Site
• January 25: Why Elizabeth Alexander's Presence on Twitter Matters
• January 23: 6 Poems by Margaret Walker on the Poetry Foundation Site
• January 22: 10 Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks on the Poetry Foundation site
• January 16: The Upsides of the Vendler/Dove Debate
• January 12: bell hooks, the poet
• January 2: African American Poets & the Black Female Body

2011
December 
• December  30: Sanchez, Black Arts Poet, Appointed Poet Laureate of Philly
• December 30: The Coverage of Rita Dove's Anthology
• December 26: A Notebook on the work of Allison Joseph
• December 26: A Notebook on the work of Margaret Walker
• December 26: A Notebook on the Work of Evie Shockley
• December 3: The Poet as Essayist: Rita Dove's Response to Helen Vendler
• December 2: Margaret Walker, Struggle & Poetry magazine in the late 1930s

November
• November 29: Responses to Margaret Walker's "For My People"
• November 28: 10 Poems by Margaret Walker
• November 28: Margaret Walker Week
• November 23: College classes on "The Wire" and Jay-Z
• November 22: From L. Clifton to N. Finney: Achievements of Black Women Poets
• November 21: Nikky Finney, Facebook & Youtube
• November 18: Nikky Finney's Poetry-Prose Voice
• November 17: Notes on Memorable Lines from Kevin Young's "Bereavement"
• November 17: Coverage of Nikky Finney's Big Win
• November 4: A Prelude to Rita Dove's Anthology?
• November 3: A Notebook on the work of Nikky Finney
• November 2: A Notebook on the work of Rachel Eliza Griffiths
• November 2: Rachel Eliza Griffiths as Zora Neale Hurston's Janie
• November 2: A Poet Channeling the Work of Black Women Novelists
• November 2: And She's a Poet: Rachel Eliza Griffiths
• November 2: Online Poems By Rachel Eliza Griffiths
• November 2: And She's a Photographer: Rachel Eliza Griffiths

October
• October 12: Blogging about Evie Shockley
• October 10: Evie Shockley Week
• October 8: The Writer as Runner: Allison Joseph
• October 7: 20 Poems by Allison Joseph
• October 7: Allison Joseph and Productivity in Poetry
• October 4: Blogging about Allison Joseph's Work
• October 3: Allison Joseph Week
• October 2: The Rising Visibility of Black Women Poets

September 
• September  24: Women Writers & Black Arts Poetry
• September  16: “sCReeeEEECHHHHHH”: Black Arts Poets Chasing John Coltrane
• September  11: 5 Reasons You Want to Know about Jessica Care Moore 
• September 7: Nikki Giovanni & Black Arts Poetry

August
• August 22: Evie Shockley's "improper(ty) behavior"
• August 18: The Poet (Tracie Morris) vs. the Rappers (of East St. Louis)
• August 15: The Strength of Weak Ties in Nikky Finney's Sonnet Sequence
• August 9: Rachel Eliza Griffiths's Trailer for her Upcoming Book of Poems
• August 7: Elizabeth Alexander's "The Venus Hottentot" during the 1990s
• August 5: Jessica Care Moore at the Apollo

July 
• July 30: Jill Scott & Erykah Badu: From Spoken Word to R&B
• July 14: "We Real Cool" & "For My People" First Appeared in Poetry Mag.
• July 13: The Journey of Margaret Walker's "For My People"
• July 1:  Evie Shockley's "ode to my blackness"

June
• June 30: The Folk Consciousness of Tyehimba Jess & Treasure Williams
• June 23: Calvin Forbes Shines Some light on Raccoon in Poetry Magazine
• June 22: Black Studies Contributors Attend Sonia Sanchez Seminar
• June 21: Pleasant Surprises: Thomas Sayers Ellis, Nikki Giovanni & Poetry Magazine
• June 14: Marilyn Nelson's Carver as a Crucial Connector
• June 13: Nikky Finney's George Bush Sonnet Sequence, Pt. 1

May
• May 26: 104 Volumes of African American Poetry, 2000-2011
• May 23: Teenage Black Girls, "Ego Tripping," and African American Literary History
• May 20: Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, & Black Poetry Placement Power
• May 6: 10 Poems by Evie Shockley
• May 6: The Enviable Persistence of Poet Allison Joseph

April 
• April 29: Evie Shockley and This Douglass Poetry Discourse
• April 23: Images of Black Writers in Mainstream Publications
• April  19: Memorizing Phillis Wheatley's "On Being Brought from Africa to America"
• April 14: Rita Dove Addresses "Racist Selectivity"
• April 11: Memorizing Kelly Norman Ellis's "Raised by Women"
• April 2: Nikky Finney's Reading Style
• April 2:  Nikky Finney and her Audience

March
• March 14: Nikky Finney, Nikki Giovanni, & the Black Poetry Best Seller List 
• March 10: Allison Joseph's Presence Among our 100 books
• March 5: Treasure Williams and the Arkansippi Effect

February 
• Feb. 28: Evie Shockley Addresses Thomas Jefferson
• Feb. 16: The Visual Experience of Evie Shockley’s the new black
• Feb. 15: Treasure Williams Channels Fannie Lou Hamer in STL 

January 
• Jan. 29: Treasure Williams on Fannie Lou Hamer on Facebook

2010
• September 18: Tara Betts’s poem “Switch”
• September 15: Following Tara Betts
• September 10: Multi-threaded commentary & Allison Joseph
• September 10: Notes on Allison Joseph's reading at SIUE
• September 7: Allison Joseph and the fourteen-line box
• September 3: Allison Joseph and Creativity
• July 26: Looking for Allison Joseph
• April 22: Treasure Williams & Sonic Possibilities

2009
• November 14: Relate-able Poetry
• October 8: Nikki Giovanni's Bicycles

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