Friday, February 21, 2020

A notebook on Bad Men: Creative Touchstones of Black Writers



My second book, Bad Men: Creative Touchstones of Black Writers, is published by the University of Virginia Press. It's been a long journey to this point, so I'm excited for the book to finally appear. In many respects, Bad Men is a book about creativity, specifically how large numbers of black writers are inspired by bad men and vulnerable black boys.

I'm producing a series of entries about the book and my thoughts on producing it here.

Entries
Contents of the book
Preface -- Bad Men: Creative Touchstones of Black Writers
Bad Men: Book summary
Bad Men & Creativity
Writing about a poetic trilogy of bad men

Writing the book
Bad Men: Creative Touchstones of Black Writers
From the Black Arts Enterprise to Bad Men
Some guidance from Mark Anthony Neal's Illegible Black Masculinities

Presentation of the book
Those Bad Men postcards
The Mark Anthony Neal Blurb
The Candice Jenkins Blurb

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You can order Bad Men from the University of Virginia Press. Receive a 30% discount by using the promo code: 10BAD30.

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