Sunday, February 23, 2020

A checklist of Black Arts-related scholarship, 1999 - 2018



1999: A Nation within a Nation: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Black Power Politics by Komozi Woodard
1999: Dudley Randall, Broadside Press and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995 Julius E. Thompson
2004: Afro-Blue: Improvisations in African American Poetry and Culture by Tony Bolden
2004: Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press by Melba Joyce Boyd
2004: Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present ed. by Joanne Gabbin
2004: "After Mecca": Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement by Cheryl Clarke
2004: Integral Music: Languages of African-American Innovation by Aldon Lynn Nielsen
2005: The Black Arts Movement: Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s by James Smethurst
2006: Ed Bullins: Twelve Plays and Selected Writings ed. by Mike Sell
2006: New Thoughts on the Black Arts Movement ed. b Lisa Gail Collins and Margo Crawford
2008: The Heritage Series of Black Poetry, 1962-1975 ed. by Lauri Ramey in consultation with Paul Breman
2008: Avant-Garde Performance and the Limits of Criticism by Mike Sell
2009: Spectacular Blackness: The Cultural Politics of the Black Power Movement and the Search for a Black Aesthetic by Amy Abugo Ongiri
2009: Digging: The Afro-American Soul of American Classical Music by Amiri Baraka
2010: Black Arts West: Culture and Struggle in Postwar Los Angeles by Daniel Widener
2011: The Black Arts Enterprise by Howard Rambsy II
2011: Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry by Evie Shockley
2012: The Muse Is Music Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to Spoken Word by Meta Duewa Jones
2012: Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem by Jean-Philippe Marcoux 
2013: The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History: Tolson, Hughes, and Baraka by Kathy Lou Schultz
2013: Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn; The Collected Letters ed. by Claudia Moreno Pisano
2013: Visionary Women Writers of Chicago’s Black Arts Movement by Carmen L. Phelps
2013: Nikki Giovanni: A Literary Biography by Virginia C. Fowler
2013: Understanding Etheridge Knight by Michael S. Collins
2014: SOS--Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader eds. John Bracey Jr., Sonia Sanchez, James Smethurst
2014: Visible Man: The Life of Henry Dumas by Jeffrey B. Leak
2015: Imagine the Sound: Experimental African American Literature after Civil Rights by Carter Mathes
2015: S O S: Poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka
2016: The Magic of Juju: An Appreciation of the Black Arts Movement by Kalamu ya Salaam
2017: Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics by Margo Natalie Crawford
2018: In Search of Our Warrior Mothers: Women Dramatists of the Black Arts Movement by La Donna Forsgren

Related:
A checklist of book lists
The Black Arts Era

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