Poetry


Index
Anthologies                • Bad man poetry          • Prizes and awards in African American poetry
Persona poems          • poetry /checklists       • Poems about slavery and struggles for liberation
Black women poets    • Black Arts era

2017
January
• January 31: A checklist of Emmett Till poems
• January 28: Blogging about Elizabeth Alexander, Allison Joseph, Marilyn Nelson, Evie Shockley & Patricia Smith
• January 27: An Anti-War march, Amiri and Amina Baraka, and me
• January 25: The poetics and politics of protest signs
• January 24: A short checklist of African American poets on artworks & artists
• January 19: The shifting places of (black student) audiences for poetry
• January 17: A visual recap of blog entries on Tyehimba Jess's Olio
• January 17: The shifting places of jazz poetry
• January 14: Memorable black poetry collection: Arnold Adoff's I Am the Darker Brother
• January 12: Locating Patricia Smith in histories of contemporary poetry
• January 6: Recognizing the political struggles behind black poets as award winners and finalists
• January 3: From Jack Johnson to the Stars: Charting Adrian Matejka's next moves
• January 1: Blogging about Poetry in December 2016

2016
December
• December 30: Teaching an Af-Am lit. course with audio recordings of black women reading poetry as the basis
• December 29: Blogging about Amiri Baraka in 2016 
• December 27: A visual recap of poetry blog entries in 2016 
• December 26: The year in African American poetry, 2016
• December 16: Kevin Young's Books: A Visual History 
• December 1: Blogging about Poetry in November

November
• November 19: The growth of hip hop studies
• November 7: Cindy Reed Reps East St. Louis
• November 1: Blogging about Poetry in October

October
• October 26: Colson Whitehead & Kevin Young autograph an early work
• October 19: Eugene B. Redmond visits the Redmond class
• October 5: Collegiate Black Women and Empowering poems
• October 1: Blogging about Poetry in September

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  
• September 23: Bro Yao in the mix 
• September 23: Bro Yao's Inheritance 
• September 19: “I own my own masters”: An exhibit on slavery references in rap music 
• September 17: Haki Madhubuti donates Third World Press books to EBR Center 
• September 17: Notebook on the EBR Collection & EBR Learning Center 
• September 9: Amiri Baraka's sonic movement: from reader to performer
• September 1: Blogging about Poetry in August 2016 

August
• August 30: How do we get from Gwendolyn Brooks to Mahogany L. Browne?
• August 26: C. Liegh McInnis's books 
• August 26: The Inspiring Productivity of C. Liegh McInnis  
• August 22: An African American literature course: Recordings of black women reading poetry   
• August 12: Kevin Young as poet, editor, curator, and now Schomburg director 
• August 11: Meta DuEwa Jones and the mix of black poetry scholarly work 
• August 11: Meta DuEwa Jones & Evie Shockley as guides  
• August 10: Coverage of Tyehimba Jess's Olio 
• August 3: Three black poetry projects confront police brutality
• August 3: Blogging about poetry in July 2016 
• August 2: Photographs of Black Poets Matter: Victoria Smith and Of Poetry and Protest   
• August 1: Amiri Baraka's presence in Of Poetry and Protest
• August 1: Of Poetry and Protest and its aesthetic force

July
• July 29: Listening to Dometi Pongo's Creative Work on Malcolm X 
• July 13: List of audio recordings by black women poets and lyricists
• July 3: Blogging about Poetry in June 2016

June
• June 30: Situating the bold & bodacious poetic voice of Mahogany L. Browne
• June 29: Henry Dumas, the Black Panther comic book, and Ta-Nehisi Coates
• June 27: Can the sounds of black women's poetic voices get a witness?
• June 22: Differences between black poets and black poets
• June 1: Blogging about Poetry in May 2016 

May
• May 29: Black men writers and creativity, 1995 - 2016
• May 27: Gun violence, Black Lives Matter, and poetry 
• May 25: Tony Medina and bystander blues
• May 24: When will poets & literary scholars deal with gun violence?   
• May 15: African American Poets and Academic Appointments  
• May 14: Books noted (poetry #1)
• May 2: Margaret Walker almost won the Pulitzer in 1943 
• May 2: Margaret Walker and exclamation points in African American poetry
• May 1: Poetry awards and lucky breaks
• May 1: Blogging about Poetry in April 2016

April
• April 26: When a poetry scholar offers a class on Biggie, Jay Z & Nas
• April 25: "Oooowow!": the wonderful wordless phrasings of Amiri Baraka
• April 24: 50 Amiri Baraka poems on YouTube  
• April 18: Poetry Book Blurbs: Cornelius Eady's Tireless Promotional Work  
• April 18: A Notebook on Cornelius Eady
• April 16: Why the shift in poetry award juries matters
• April 13: George Packer compliments LeRoi Jones (but derides Amiri Baraka) 
• April 11: Poets as Researchers: Tyehimba Jess and Robin Coste Lewis 
• April 3: In Search of Amiri Baraka
• April 3: Amiri Baraka and Tyehimba Jess: on the Music and Musicians 
• April 2: Tyehimba Jess & Sterling Plumpp: Synthesizing the Blues
• April 1: Blogging about Poetry in March 2016

March
• March 30: Tyehimba Jess's Olio: African American cultural & historical studies 
• March 29: Tyehimba Jess's Olio and contemporary African American poetry 
• March 28: Toward Histories of Contemporary Black Women's Poetry  
• March 26: From Leadbelly to Olio
• March 26: Tyehimba Jess and the outstanding Olio
• March 26: Those Jet beauties vs. Emmett Till
• March 26: Marilyn Nelson & Philip Kolin on Emmett Till
• March 24: Philip C. Kolin fuses art and history in Emmett Till book
• March 21: Reginald Harris, Jericho Brown, Tee-Tee, Keyshawn, and 'N'em 
• March 15: Reginald Harris & Rickey Laurentiis: on injured male bodies
• March 14: Reginald Harris & Phillip B. Williams: Witnessing lost boys & men
• March 11: A Notebook on Robin Coste Lewis
• March 4: Poets as Catalogers: The Cases of Robin Coste Lewis, Kevin Young, and Amiri Baraka 
• March 1: Blogging about Poetry in February 2016

February 
• February 28: Ages of African American poets when they published popular poems
• 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
• February 23: 52 of the most anthologized African American poems
• February 20: A Poetic Trilogy: Jericho Brown, Phillip B. Williams & Rickey Laurentiis
• February 8: “I own my own masters”: An exhibit on slavery references in rap music 
• February 6: Kevin Young's Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015
• February 1: Amiri Baraka's Metaphors and Ferocious Name-calling
• February 1: Blogging about Poetry in January 2016

January
• January 31: Elizabeth Alexander's Venus Hottentot & John Keene's Miss La La 
• January 16: Adding the poet and homeboy Nate Marshall to the mix  
• January 14: Mapping with poetry, writing Chicago: The art, locales of Nate Marshall  
• January 7: John Keene's Zion and bad men in poetry
• January 6: Awards, anthologies, and the shift from poems to volumes of poetry  
• January 1: Blogging about poetry in December 2015

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 30: African American poets and the Guggenheim Fellowship, 1935 - 2015 
• November 28: African American finalists: National Book Award for Poetry, 1990-2015
• 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 9: A crown of blog entries for Leadbelly: project overview 
• November 9: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 7: discoveries with students 
• November 8: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 6: Jess, Shockley, and Lewis
• November 8: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 5: Eady, Jess, and Matejka
• November 7: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 4: Those multiple voices
• November 7: The extraordinary ambition of Robin Coste Lewis's "Voyage of the Sable Venus"
• November 6: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 3: In the mix   
• November 6: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 2: The poetry volume as gateway
• November 3: 10 years reading Leadbelly, Pt. 1: Amiri Baraka and Tyehimba Jess
• November 1: Blogging about poetry in October 2015  

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 31: Rap Music & Slavery References: A Partial List 
• October 19: Rap vs. Poetry, an ongoing conversation 
• October 17: Books on Hip Hop
• October 16: Choosing Jason McCall's Dear Hero,
• October 16: A Notebook on Jason McCall
• October 15: Remixing Allison Joseph's "Thirty Lines" Poem at the East St. Louis Charter High School 
• October 12:  Remixing poetry at the East St. Louis Charter High School  
• October 5: A partial list of Black Arts-related scholarship, 2004 - 2015
• October 1: Blogging about poetry in September 2015

September
• 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 26: Covering Robert Hayden's "The Whipping" with young black men
  September 26: From Poet-Scholars to Poets and Scholars 
• September 24: Listening session activity with ENG 111 students at Lovejoy Library
• September 24: Listening session activity at the East St. Louis Charter High School
• September 24: Listening session activity at the East St. Louis Charter High School
• September 21: Displaying images of poets and their publications  
• September 18: An early poem for Malcolm X 
• September 13: Rootwork by Veronica Golos and the blurbs that got away
• September 13: Amiri Baraka previews a shift in African American literary discourse, 1965 
• September 10: A notebook on Tara Betts
• September 10: The serendipity of poetry releases by Tara Betts & Treasure Redmond
• September 10: The Rise of Poet-Critics during the 1960s and 1970s
• September 9: Amiri Baraka on those Albert Ayler "ruins" and "rumors"
• 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 1: Blogging about Poetry in August 2015  

August
• August 31: Returning, yet again, to Reginald Harris's "The Lost Boys"
• August 30: Allison Funk, Maria Sibylla Merian, and poetic discoveries
• August 28: Bad Men and Black Poetry
• August 27: Poets make Basquiat, Leadbelly & Jack Johnson Legible 
• August 26: Bad, Phenomenal Women and Black Poetry
• August 25: Poetry and the Wonder Room
• August 19: Tyehimba Jess readings in 2005 and 2015
• August 18: Laughter and Tears: A Poetry Reading by Kevin Young  
• August 13: Reading Poetry and Illustrated Narratives with Black Boys
• August 12: Cultural Nationalism and Black Women's Poetry 
• August 11: Women's Work and Black Poetry
• August  7: The Poet as Resource Guide: The Case of Tara Betts
• August 7: How Major Jackson diversifies the "bad man" poetry paradigm 
• August  7: William J. Harris, black arts discourse, and Broadside Press
• August 6: The travel writer as poet: the case of Major Jackson 
• August 6: Major Jackson & the W. W. Norton black poetry mix
• August 5: Christopher Gilbert and the wonder of everyday moments 
• August 5: Christopher Gilbert and immersive jazz poetry
• August 5: The Graywolf Press black poetry mix & Christopher Gilbert
• August 5: Graywolf brings Christopher Gilbert to a new generation of readers  
• 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
• August 1: Blogging about Poetry in July 2015

July
• July 27: A convergence of scholars, artists, and scholar-artists
• July 26: Black Poetry and the History Section: a partial list
• July 26: The Race for History Among Contemporary Black Poets, Pt.1
• July 26: The Race for History Among Contemporary Black Poets, Pt. 2
• July 26: Kent Foreman, Tyehimba Jess, and the histories of spoken poetry
• July 26: A poetry room of their own 
• July 26: Paratexts and the Race for History Among Contemporary Black Poets
• July 26: A Notebook on Black Poetry After the Black Arts Movement
• July 18: Blog entries about black women poets
• July 16: Graywolf Press and African American Poetry
• July 15: A Baraka book Sighting at the Strand
• July 12: The Worlds of Elizabeth Alexander 
• July 8: Black Poetry: A Timeline, 1854 - 2015
• July 7: The EBR Digital Collections & new directions in recovery work 
• July 6: Cultural Signifiers in Cornrows and Cornfields
• July 3: Celeste Doaks's Father-Daughter poems
• July 2: A select chronology of the EBR Collection 
• July 2: EBR Digital Exhibits & Collections
• July 2: Select list of debut collections by African American poets, 2000 - 2015
• July 1: The value of 'Cornrows and Cornfields' by Celeste Doaks
• July 1: Blogging about Poetry in June 2015

June
• June 30: Developing the EBR African American Cultural Life
• June 30: The Eugene B. Redmond Interviews as a Blueprint
• June 30: Eugene B. Redmond, Mary Z. Rose, and the Million Man March
• June 30: A Notebook on Lovejoy Library's EBR Digital Collection
• June 29: Black poetry in a time of mass murder
• June  18: A Photographic Catalog of Poetry Books 
• June 12: Hip Hop Books as Shields
• June 10: Poetry, Data, and Blogging
• June 5: Allison Funk & Wonder Rooms
• June 1: Blogging about Poetry in May 2015

May
• May 25: Poetry and "Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks" 
• May 24: Jay Z and the freestyle as mode of critique and creativity 
• May 22: Black Poetry Debates: tracking histories of tension, vs., and questions
• May 19: Malcolm X & Poetic Possibilities
• May 12: Digital Creativity: Tyehimba Jess's "Another Man Done"
• May 9: 6 reasons why poets like bad boys
• May 7: Poetry, bad men, and intellectual histories
• May 2: Poetry conversations and tummeling
• May 1: Poetry commentary exhibit 
• May 1: Blogging about Poetry in April 2015
 
April
• April 27: Thinking about Collegiate Black Men Writing about Poetry 
• April 26: Poetry and service-learning 
• April 6: The value of lists about African American poetry  
• April 4: An audio exhibit concerning the EBR Collection 
• April 2: The value of blogging African American poetry news   
• April 2: A Notebook on the value of blogging about African American poetry 
• April 1: Blogging about Poetry in March 2015  
 
March
• March 30: A senior African American poetry scholar as blogger: The Case of Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
• March 29: Black poetry and socioeconomic divides
• March 28: The value of blogging about African American Poetry 
• March 26: Remixing Poetry, Pt. 2 at the SIUE/East St. Louis Charter High School
• March 21: Young Scientist Program visits SIUE/East St. Louis Charter School
• March 21: Remixing Poetry at the SIUE/East St. Louis Charter High School
• March 21: Poetry magazine and outreach on social media; or the Don Share model
• March 20: Volumes of poetry, cell phone images, and textbooks
• March 16: The Novelization of Contemporary African American Poetry
• March 15: Drawing Connections, Reading Reginald Harris's "The Lost Boys"
• March 15:  A Notebook on Reginald Harris
• March 13: Claudia Rankine's Citizen becomes a "first"
• March 10: Why it matters that the University of Oklahoma fraternity chant was also a poem
• March 10: Showcasing a personal collection of African American Poetry
• March 9: Poetry, humor, and creativity
• March 8: Black Poets, Bad Men, and Creativity
• March 7: Jay Z & Jean-Michel Basquiat as poets
• March 4: Poetry blogging is more productive and smarter than you think 
• March 1: Blogging about Poetry in February 2015


February
• February 28: What it's like reading just one poem? 
• February 25: Reflections for Poetry Project
• February18: Jean Kittrell, Eugene B. Redmond, and Jazz Literature at SIUE
• February 14: When the Poet and Rapper is One  
• February 10: Tony Medina's poetry books 
• February 6: Multiple versions of Kevin Young's To Repel Ghosts
• February 4: Amiri Baraka and Outness 
• February 1: Blogging about poetry in January 2015

January 
• January 31: 30 Amiri Baraka poems on YouTube
• January 28: Black Poetry after BAM (NEH Institute)
• January 25: Malcolm X -- the poetic anti-poet, who was also a poet
• January 19: Black men, poetry, music & inspiration
• January 17: Elizabeth Alexander as a crucial connector
• January 11: The presence of poetry awards and the absence of programming
• January 8: Student rappers & poets in an African American Literature course
• January 6: Poetry and Ingenuity: Tyehimba Jess and #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
• January 5: Reading T. Jess, J. McCall, T. Medina, F. X. Walker & K. Young in 2015
• January 3: Danielle Hall, Margaret Walker, and #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
• January 3: African American recipients of poetry prizes, awards (1987-2015)
• January 3: Why prizes and awards matter so much in poetry 
• January 3: A Notebook on prizes, awards & fellowships
• January 1: African American recipients of poetry prizes, awards & fellowships
• January 1: Blogging about poetry in December 2014 

2014
December
• December 31: Blogging about Ai, Nikky Finney, Allison Joseph, Marilyn Nelson & Gwendolyn Brooks in 2014
• December 30: 100 poems read, annotated on Lit. Genius in 2014
• December 22: The Divergence of Tony Medina's Persona Poems
• December 21: Joshua Bennett's additional registers in #BlackPoetsSpeakOut 
• December 19: The Redmonds as gateways to poets
• December 19: Writing about black poetry vs. writing about rap 
• December 17: Tony Medina and the Top 5 (blues poets)
• December 16: Studying Poetry & Rap with Collegiate Black Men in 2014
• December 14: The year in African American poetry, 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 8: Reading Kevin Young in 2014
• December 7: Evie Shockley, Amanda Johnston & #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
• December 7: Jericho Brown takes you there in #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
• December 7: A Notebook on #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
• December 2: Notes on Tony Medina's Sound
• December 1: Blogging about poetry in November 2014


November 
• November 29: A few notes on #BlackPoetsSpeakOut
• November 28: A roundup of #BlackPoetsSpeakOut Selections
• November 28: Similes and metaphors in the Darren Wilson testimony
• November 10: Quietly listening to African American poetry at Venice Elementary School
• November 10: Dometi Pongo: Transporting students from Venice, IL, to NYC
• November 9: African American Lit. & Literary Studies: A Timeline, 1986-2014
• November 8: Blogging about poetry in October 2014
• November 6: A Notebook on SOS: A Black Arts Movement Reader 
• November 6: SOS, Poetry, and Black Arts Anthologies
• November 5: SOS, Amiri Baraka & the Black Arts Movement
• November 3: James Smethurst, SOS, and the continuity of black arts scholarship
• November 2: An Extended Note on A Black Arts Movement Reader
• November 2: Poetry & the politics of "black woman" metaphors
• November 1: Poetry, Jack Johnson & Black Men Aliases

October
• October 28: The Majestic in 17 Syllables   
• October 26: Returning (yet again) to Reginald Harris's Autogeography   
• October 25: Visual Histories of African American poetry volumes  
• October 18: Most Viewed African American Poems on Lit Genius   
• October 16: Sonnet Sequences vs. Poetry Anthology Patterns  
• October 13: Poetry & shifting views of Jack Johnson among collegiate black men      

September
• September 29: The Big Smoke Exhibit at Lovejoy    
• September 29: Poetry Listening Session
• September  25: Gwendolyn Brooks, "We Real Cool" & Poetry Magazine (1959)
• September 23: Poetry, Jay Z, Jack Johnson & Conversations
• September  22: Terrance Hayes, Black Poets, and the MacArthur Fellowship
• September 22: The Illinois Poetry Correspondence Program
• September 21: Versions of Amiri Baraka's Reader
• September 2: Adrian Matejka's The Big Smoke 
• September 2: Poetry is dead! Long live poetry! -- those growing shrinking audiences 
• September 1: Blogging about poetry in August 2014

August
• August 19: Jason McCall's & Jabari Asim's Mike Brown poems 
• August 7: African American poets and the covers of Poetry Magazine
• August 4: The Connectivity of Allison Joseph's My Father's Kites
• August 2: Frank X. Walker's poetry books, including a sequel 
• August 1: Notes on Amiri Baraka's Low Coup 
• August 1: Blogging about poetry in July 2014 

July 
• July 31: Select Graywolf Press Books by Black Writers, 2000 - 2013 
• July 30: The Size & Shape of Evie Shockley's books 
• 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 23: From Unforgivable Blackness and Samuel Jackson to Adrian Matejka's The Big Smoke
• July 23: James E. Cherry's books
• July 22: Ai's books & W. W. Norton & Company
• July 21: James Smethurst and scholarship on the Black Arts Movement 
• July 21: Nikki Giovanni's book cover appearances 
• July 21: Coverage of whether poetry matters 
• July 18: Gary Jackson's Missing You, Metropolis & Jason McCall's Dear Hero,
• July 17: The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader 
• July 16: Reading Marilyn Nelson this summer   
• July 2: Black Poetry: A Timeline, 1854 - 2014
• July 1: Charting $1.4 Million in awards, prizes for poets, 2000 - 2014
• July 1: Blogging about poetry in June 2014

June
• June 14: Contemporary black poetry and segregation
• June 9: Elevating Phenomenal Black Women poems
• June7: Michelle Obama as black woman poetry scholar
• June 4: Maya Angelou, Eugene B. Redmond, and me
• June 4: When did contemporary black poetry begin?
• June1: Blogging about poetry in May 2014

May
• May 27: The challenge of pinpointing contemporary signature poems  
• May 24: From Afrofuturism to Rap Genius: a timeline
• May 19: Long before she became the mayor's No. 1 adviser, Chirlane McCray was a poet
• May 5: Sonnets by the numbers
• May 1: Blogging about poetry in April 2014

April
• April 30: Becoming a Rap & Poetry Genius Teacher
• April 29: How The Big Smoke Restores Jack Johnson's Eloquence
• April 10: Contemporary Black Poets vs. Contemporary Black Poetry
• April 9: Trouble the Water, the Norton, and my views of African American literary studies in the late 1990s
• 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
• April 1: Blogging about poetry in March

March
• March 27: Jay Z, Jay Electronica, and a notable practice among black poets
• March 23: Jay Electronica, Jay Z and Black Consciousness
• March 16: Are contemporary black women poets more likely than men to write sonnets?
• March 9: Notebook on poetry about slavery & struggles for liberation 
• March 2: 15 poems & 15 volumes of poetry about black men 
• March 1: Blogging about poetry in February

February
• February 18: The art of annotating poems on Poetry Genius
• February 13: A 1960s/70s Poetry Puzzle: How to make poems black and blacker? 
• February 11: Notes toward a history of 21st-century black poetry 
• February 9: A month of coverage on Amiri Baraka 
• February 8: Black Arts poets as problem-finders 
• February 7: The Multiple (Poetic, Sonic) Registers of Amiri Baraka
• February 2: The challenge of becoming a major black poet 
• February 1: Blogging about poetry in January 2014

January
• January 27: Segregation, Black poets, and American poetry
• January 22: Black poetry vs. black poetry
• January 19: Poetry and poets at Amiri Baraka's homegoing 
• January 13: Amiri Baraka: Photogenic & Frequently Photographed
• January 10: Coverage on Amiri Baraka's passing 
• January 8: From Gwendolyn Brooks to Rita Dove to Natasha Trethewey to Tracy K. Smith
• January 7: Canonical African American poetry and the Word Cloud
• January 6: The rise of black poets during the 1970s and then again in the 1990s
• January 5: Shifts of labels concerning "black" poetry
• January 3: What if poets published sequels?
• January 3: What ifs & other poetry speculations
• January 1: Blogging about poetry in December 2013

2013
December
• December 30: Repeatedly anthologized poems by black poets
• December 30: Reading The Big Smoke with Collegiate Black Men 
• December 28: Reginald Harris's Autogeography (twice)
• December 23: Rita Dove and the rise of novel-like, character-driven volumes of poetry
• December 20: Sonnet Sequences and Contemporary African American Poetry
• December 16: The year in African American poetry, 2013
• December 13: Poetry Sightings in the "Invisible Child" series
• December 11: Do black men and women college students respond differently to poetry?
• December 8: 29 poems by and about black women (Fall 2013) 
• December 7: How Rap bypassed Poetry and became African American literature 
• December 5:  A Timeline of African American poets published in Poetry Magazine
• December 4: Rap Genius bibliography
• December 4: Poetry Genius bibliography
• December 4: Interview with Poetry Genius Editor, Austin Allen 
• December 2: 16 volumes of poetry published in 2013
• December 1: Blogging about Poetry in November 2013

November
• November 27: Contemporary African American Poetry -- supply & demand
• November 25: Poetry awards as "megablurbs"
• November 24: Remembering encounters with Wanda Coleman's work
• November 23: Sighting Poets over at the Poetry Foundation Blog
• November 11: Poetry, YouTube, and Racial Critique of the University
• November 3: Blogging about Poetry in October 2013
• November 1: The vulnerability of collegiate black men & a note on a Jack Johnson poem

October
• October 31: A Presentation on digital humanities and our poetry dataset
• October 31: Photos from the conference
• October 31: Erica Hunt: a critical cultural witness
• October 31: Black arts scholars at Penn State
• October 31: Conference Notes: U.S. and Afro-Caribbean Poetry at Penn State
• October 29: Becoming a Poetry Genius
• October 28: The Redmond Effect
• October 27: Allison Joseph and Sonnet Sequences
• October 27: Elizabeth Alexander as a link between generations of poets
• October 22: From Carver, Leadbelly & Brutal Imagination to 208 contemporary volumes
• October 22: A List of volumes featuring Persona poems (by year)
• October 22: Is Jack Johnson book a sports book in verse or verse about sports
• October 21: Kamilah Aisha Moon's She Has a Name
• October 21: Using Images to annotate Kamilah Aisha Moon's "Directions" on Poetry Genius
• October 21: Getting to Kamilah Aisha Moon's current volume and other work
• October 21: Kamilah Aisha Moon's other kinds of love poems
• October 21: A notebook on Kamilah Aisha Moon
• October 10: Evie Shockley’s unusual poem designs
• October 7: Small presses make the poetry world go round
• October 6: 85 publishers of 208 volumes of poetry, 2000 - 2013
• October 4: The 93 poets who authored the 208 volumes
• October 3: 208 volumes of poetry, 2000-2013 (by month) 
• October 2: The Cast of Characters referenced in Jason McCall's Dear Hero, 
• October 2: 208 volumes of poetry, 2000-2013 (by publisher)
• October 1: 208 volumes of poetry by African American poets, 2000-2013 (by name)
• October 1: Blogging about poetry in September 2013

September
• September 30:208 volumes of poetry by African American poets, 2000-2013 by year
• September 30: An Introduction to 208 volumes of poetry by African American poets, 2000-2013
• September 29: Poet Reginald Flood enters the realm of Douglass poems
• September 24: From the EBR Collection to the Underground Reading Room
• September 23: 10 Years of Poets Reading at SIUE
• September 21: How poet Evie Shockley transformed a mild-mannered literature teacher into a superhero 
• September 16: Becoming a RapGenius (Literature course for Spring 2014)
• September 13: Poet Marilyn Nelson's good idea: Adrian Matejka's "shadow boxing" poems
• September 10: The Durability of Amiri Baraka
• September 4: From Poet to Novelist to Poet: Richard Wright's Haiku

August
• August 30: Writing poetry to be read/published vs. Writing poetry to be heard
• August 29: Things we need to know prior to reading poetry by Cornelius Eady, Tyehimba Jess, and Adrian Matejka
• August 28:  "Why do we have to read poetry?": Here are 7 Reasons 
• August 28: Poems by and about Black Women for a Fall 2013 course
• August 27: The economies of spoken word poetry and print-based poetry (on college campuses)
• August 27: Spoken Word Poetry and the growth of consciousness (in Mississippi)
• August 26: From rap listeners to poetry readers
• August 22: How Arnold Adoff helped nurture an early interest in black poetry
• August 22: More on 1970 as a defining year in the history of black literature
• August 21: What if poet Evie Shockley is a Sci-fi writer?
• August 20: Reginald Harris, Autogeography, and playing across the page
• August 20: 10-plus Years Earlier: From Reginald Harris's Autogeography to 10 Tongues
• August  20: Some volumes of poetry published in 2013
• August 19: Poetry and the gateway experience
• August 16: A Notebook on bad men in poetry
• August 16:  A brief timeline of bad men in poetry
• August 13: Tyehimba Jess and 50 other poets: a guide
• August 12: 30-plus poems (and raps) in a course on folklore and afrofuturism
• August 10: An underground curriculum in the study of black poetry
• August 9:  The Speculative qualities of poems about slavery
• August 8: Lively conversations about poetry with multigenerations of black men
• August 8: Notes on extended conversations with black men about poetry
• August 7: Covering poetry about slavery & liberation
• August 5: Kevin Young's short lines & big books of poetry
• August 2: Black arts era poetry as a genre
• August 1: Blogging about Poetry July


July
• July 31: Militant poets, funny poems
• July 30: Poets against poetry?
• July 29: Photos from Week 2 of African American Poetry Institute
• July 29: Photos from Eugene B. Redmond's visit to the Poetry Institute
• July 23: 40 Black Arts era poems
• July 21 A Black Arts Timeline, 1965 - 1976 
• July 21: A Notebook on Black Arts Poetry
• July 20: Initial notes on Jason McCall's Dear Hero,
• July 18: When my RapGenius activities become less fun, though purposeful
• July 18: LeRoi Jones vs. Amiri Baraka vs. Black poetry
• July 15: An Ex-Slave's Letter Arrives on RapGenius
• July 11: Mapping those Ohio poets
• July 10: Notebook on the Demographics of African American poetry
• July 9: Covering poetry: essays vs. blog entries vs. annotations on RapGenius 
• July 8: 5 Reasons some contemporary poets gain, maintain recognition
• July 5: From Corinthan Hall to RapGenius: The Evolutions of Frederick Douglass's July 4th Speech
• July 5: Does the Pulitzer award for poetry favor "younger" black poets?
• July 3: Tyehimba Jess, Allison Joseph, and those sonnet sequences
• July 2: 5 Reasons so many contemporary poets remain largely unknown 
• July 2: Blogging about Poetry in June

June
• June 29: The Afterlives of Ai's & Lucille Clifton's Poetry 
• June 28: The Prolific Frank X. Walker
• June 27: Poetry, Science, and Vocabulary
• June 26: Sister-scientist astronomers remix that classic Wu on RapGenius
• June 25: Analyzing the poetry/lyrics of high school students on RapGenius
• June 25: From RapGenius to Science Genius
• June19: Claude McKay's "If We Must Die" and Metadata
• June 17: Poets and Big Data: The Case of Amiri Baraka
• June 15: Why are all the black poets sitting together over there?
• June 14: Reading Cornelius Eady, Tyehimba Jess & Adrian Matejka...together
• June 11: Interpretation through Illustration: "A Song in the Front Yard" by Gwendolyn Brooks 
• June 9: Poets by state of birth
• June 8: Marking up Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask"


May
• May 29: Anthologies featuring African American Poetry, 1968 - 2013
• May 29: A Notebook on Anthologies
• May 28: Langston Hughes, Amiri Baraka, Kevin Young, and their playful poetry
• May 28: A Notebook on the work of Langston Hughes
• May 28: Links to Langston Hughes's Madam Alberta K. Johnson poems
• May 24: Black Poetry: A Timeline, 1854 - 2013
• May 24: 25 poems widely anthologized poems
• May 24: Poems about slavery or "liberation" poems: Framing Black Poetry
• May 22: How to read poetry like a RapGenius
• May 22: A notebook on other ways of reading African American poetry
• May 22: Notes on popular writings concerning African American poetry
 • May 22: Kevin Young in The New Times in 2012
• May 22: How to read poetry like a RapGenius
• May 20: From RapGenius to Cultural Historian to Marketing Analyzer?
• May  18: 50 Poems about Slavery, Struggles for Freedom
• May 15: Some obversations concerning recent "debates" about African American poetry
• May 13: From "Black" to "African American" Poetry Anthologies
• May 12: The Rise of Rita Dove and Elizabeth Alexander during the late 1980s
• May 12: A Notebook on Rita Dove
• May 12: A Notebook on persona poems
• May 11: The pace of publishing: Another reason black poetry focuses on history
• May 9: From OHHLA to RapGenius 
• May 3: 49 years ago, Amiri Baraka reviewed a grab bag of works for Poetry magazine 
• May  2: Blogging about Poetry in April 2013
• May 1: Coltrane vs. Thelonious Monk in the sounds of Amiri Baraka

April
• April 29: Talking African American poetry at the University Oregon
• April 29: Evie Shockley and the Music
• April 24: Lessons covering poems with high school students
• April 22: Adrian Matejka's, Ralph Ellison's, and Quentin Tarantino's Battle Royals
• April 21: Photos from the reading hosted by Treasure Redmond
• April 21: Adrian Matejka reading from his Jack Johnson book in St. Louis
• April 21: The poet as organizer: Treasure Redmond  
• April 21: Monica Hand reads in St. Louis  
• April 21: Treasure Redmond hosts poetry reading in St. Louis
• April 20: The value of "our" history for African American collegiate poetry readers
• April 19: A Notebook on Frank X. Walker
• April 19: Other Bad Men: Frank X. Walker's Byron De La Beckwith poems
• April 19: Frank X. Walker's books
• April 15: RapGenius and Digital Humanities at CLA
• April 15: The Poet as 21st Century Bookseller: A note on Frank X. Walker
• April 14: The hues of Hughes, the dynamism of D.A.S.H.
• April 9: Could some black poets benefit from Illuminati accusations? 
• April 6: Blogging about Poetry in March 2013 
• April 5: Becoming a Verified Artist on RapGenius
• April 4: Vince Manuel on the RapGenius Experience: An Interview
• April 3: Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes & RapGenius
• April 2: Cornelius Eady's, Tyehimba Jess's & Adrian Matejka's Bad Men 

March
• March 31: One way blogging has shifted my engagements with poetry
• March 31: How Alondra Nelson & Don Share helped transform an occasional poetry blogger into an active one 
• March 17: Books by Allison Joseph & Tony Medina converse together about dads
• March 17: Volumes of poetry in conversation with one another
• March 14: African American poetry since 1976 (a timeline)
• March 14: Kevin Young's book publications
• March 14: 30 volumes of poetry leading to The Big Smoke
• March 9: ARCs: Works by Kevin Young, Tyehimba Jess & Adrian Matejka
• March 7: Favored black poets don't have to be "the best"
• March 7: A Notebook on Tyehimba Jess
• March 6: College students have little exposure to African American poetry
• March 5: Poetry Journalism
• March 3: Blogging about Poetry in February 2013
• March 3: From Rita Dove to Kevin Young to Lucille Clifton
• March 2: Collected & selected works by African American poets

February 
• February 23: Poets by the numbers
• February 21: Poetry, history, and the trouble with creativity
• February 19: Poetry magazine, the Poetry Foundation site & the future
• February 17: Anthologies featuring African American Poetry, 2000 - 2012
• February 15: A Timeline of achievements by black women poets, 2000 - 2012
• February 13: Visual Chronicle #23
• February 12: Cornelius Eady, Brutal Imagination, and Crime Poetry
• February 10: Poets as Political Activists during the Q & A
• February 6: Visual Chronicle #22
• February 5: Evie Shockley's digital book: our first & futuristic volume of poetry
• February 4: Toward a future history of contemporary African American Poetry, 2000 - 2012
• February 3: The future digital histories of poetry commentary 
• February 3: Blogging about Poetry in January 2013
• February 2: The paces of poetry, spoken word, and rap

January 
• January 30: Kevin Young's Extraordinary Body of Work
• January 30: Visual Chronicle
• January 29: Amiri Baraka and the "controversial" tag
• January 28: Reading poetry after hearing Malcolm
• January 27: Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and the popularity of poets
• January 26: Coverage of 'the death of poetry'
• January 26: Ignoring black poetry and black readers
• January 25: A Notebook on Jayne Cortez
• January 25: Jayne Cortez, Jazz Poetry, and the Black Arts Movement 
• January 23: The Rap Listening Sessions (The Golden age of Hip Hop)
• January 23: Rap as zombie poetry
• January 22: Poetry Lists
• January 21: Coverage of Richard Blanco's poem at Obama's Second Inauguration
• January 21: Blogging about Poetry in December 2012
• January 20: Poetry projects: Digital Humanities or Afrofuturism? 
• January 19: The absence of some widely known poets on Twitter
• January 17: African American poetry vs. short stories
• January 15: Who else purchases volumes of poetry?
• January 12: Beyond Poetry: Amiri Baraka and Kevin Young
• January 10: Kevin Young's presence in the New York Times in 2012 
• January 9:  Jayne Cortez, black poet obituaries, and the New York Times 
• January 8: African American poets and The New York Times 
• January 1: Django Unchained & Robert Hayden's "Runagate Runagate"

2012
December
• December 31: The year in African American poetry, 2012
• December 31: Jayne Cortez, Black Arts Poetry, Jazz, and Intellectual Traditions 
• December 31: 12 Memorable Blog Entries on Poetry from 2012
• 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
• December 29: The intellectual histories of black poetry
• December 28: Photographing volumes of poetry, 2012
• December 21: Black World, Poetry magazine & the Chicago poetry scene
• December 20: Poets by birth year
• December 18: The Demographics of African American Poetry
• December 18: Poets and Body Language
• December 17: A Malcolm X project on RapGenius, Pt. 1
• December 17: What if African American poetry enthusiasts were like rap geniuses?
• December 17: Utilizing the Poetry Foundation and RapGenius
• December 17: Reading RapGenius: An Introduction 
• December 17: Too much or not enough African American poetry?
• December 17: A Notebook on RapGenius
• December 15: Ta-Nehisi Coates, Aaron McGruder, Colson Whitehead, Kevin Young & Hip Hop Aesthetics
• December 13: When students confuse a poem for a rap
• December 10: What if poets, taking a signal from Jay-Z, "decoded" their works?
• December 7: A Visual Notebook on Engagements with Poetry, Aug - Dec. 2012
• December 6:  Blogging about poetry in November 2012
• December 5: Notes on the History of the term "Black Aesthetic" 
• December 4: Jeffrey Skoblow Reads Whitman, Ginsberg, and Baraka 
• December 3: Photos from EBR 75th Birthday Festival 
• December 3: Celebrating Eugene B. Redmond's 75th Birthday
• December 1: 100 Poems read & re-read in 2012
• December 1: The empowering yet fragile nature of spoken word poetry

November
• November 28: When a poet studies game film: Adrian Matejka and Jack Johnson
• November 26: Poetry's Old-timey reputation
• November 25: Imagine a poetry campaign that took African American readers seriously
• November 23: The Profound Intellect of Lucille Clifton
• November 21: A growing distance between poets and readers?
• November 20: From Little Richard to James Brown to Amiri Baraka
• November 19: The promise and problem of relatable poetry
• November 18: What if there was a weekly New Volume of Poetry Day?
• November 17: Kevin Young & ampersands  
• November 17: The absent black poetry problem
• November 15: Canonical poets known for poems, contemporary poets known for books 
• November 12: Amiri Baraka's Frightening Poetic Recollections
• November 12: Talented student readers in African American poetry courses
• November 9: 25 More EBR Facts
• November 7: 25 EBR Facts
• November 7: Eugene B. Redmond and Prominent Black Poets at SIUE
• November 6: Nikki Giovanni -- The Great Gateway Poet
• November 5: The scary presence of rap in an African American poetry course
• November 4:  My work as a Blogger vs. my work as an Author 
• November 4: Blogging about Poetry in October 2012
• November 3: What scares black students in a black poetry course
• November 2:  What scares white students in a black poetry course


October
• October 31: The Fear of Explaining Evie Shockley's Approaches to Design
• October 30: The Fear of Explaining Evie Shockley's Approaches to Design 
• October 28: Haunted by the origins of so much unpublished black poetry 
• October 27: Rita Dove and the fear of poems that aren't black enough
• October 26: Once upon a time when black poetry was scary 
• October 22: Amiri Baraka's scary wordless phrasings 
• October 21: The curse & blessing of "We Real Cool"
• October 20: Fear of language & studies of poetry
• October 17: Letter to the Editor about Gwendolyn Brooks  
• October 17: 25 Poems later, who are my students now?
• October 16: William J. Harris's Robot Poem  
• October 16: The value of student-run open mics
• October 9: Fom Gwendolyn Brooks to Chief Keef  
• October 7: Poets, not literary critics, are the key judges of contemporary African American poetry
• October 4: Treasure Redmond & the Poet as Connector 
• October 2: Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Jericho Brown, and the Emory model 
• October 1: Blogging about Poetry in September 2012

September
• 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 24: Which black poets appear most frequently in "the best" American Poetry series? 
• September 23: Imagining Digital Resources for African American Poetry
• 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 19: You know you're a poetry blogger if....
• September 18: Ebony magazine: The Black Revolution special issue
• September 18: Poetry vs. Poetry vs. Poetry vs. Poetry 
• September 17: Broadside Press catalog
• September 16: think black!
• September 15: The Black 70s 
• September 14: Does the Skin Color of Black Poets Matter?  
• 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
• September 1: Blogging about Poetry in August 2012

August
• August 28: 25 poems by or about black men 
• August 27: 25 poems by African American poets for a class 
• August 20:  Different tonalities, perspectives & views of black women's poetry 
• August 17: Bad Men as Muses for Black Poets 
• August 16: Anger Management and Black Poetry
• August 15: The Curious Cases of Genealogies, Chronologies: The Norton and Black Arts poetry
• August 13: Why 105 Volumes of Poetry is Small and Large 
• August 11: The significance of African American poets being born during the late 1960s & early 1970s 
• August 11: Michael Warr's volume The Armageddon of Funk 
• August 10: A Poet, His Cameras & More than 100,000 Photographs 
• August 9: 20 Anthologies featuring African American Poetry, 2003 - 2011
• August 8: 20 Anthologies featuring African American Poetry, 1992 - 2002
• August 6: Creative communities of poet-scholars & essayist-poets 
• August 5: 15 Scholarly Books on African American Poetry
• August 4: James Smethurst's exceptionally thorough Black Arts Work 
• August 3: Ishmael Reed's Funny Ex-slave Poem
• August 1: Blogging about Poetry in July 2012

July
• July 31: Richard Wright haiku 
• July 31: The Poetry Report: a series
• July 30:  "New" African American poets & the Canon
• July 29: 105 African American Volumes of Poetry by Publisher, 2000 - 2012
• July 28: Toward a Sociology of African American Readers & Their Relationships to Poetry
• July 27: Why potential poetry readers need advocates
• July 26: Presidential Politics & African American Poetry
• July 24: Poetry, Slavery & Creativity
• July 23: How 48 Black Writers and Critics Greatly Assisted Toni Morrison
• July 23: 105 volumes of poetry by year, 2000-2012
• July 21: Listening to Amiri Baraka, Reading Vijay Iyer
• July 20: Reading with Their Eyes Closed: Poets & Performance
• July 16: African American poets
• July 13: Black Poetry & the War on Drugs
• July 12: The increased aesthetic appeal of poetry book covers
• July 10: Kevin Young's Big Books & Extraordinary Publishing Career
• July 9: Does the success of a few obscure the plight of many other black poets?
• July 8: Why a history of unpublished poetry & poets is worth considering
• July 6: 25 Poems We've Already Read
• July 5: Funny poets: Amiri Baraka & Kevin Young
• July 3: Lucille Clifton's "wishes for sons" & the trouble male students have saying "gynecologists"
• July 1: Blogging about Poetry in June 2012

June 
• June 30: Active African American Poets over 65   
• June 30: Richard Wright's 7 haiku per day    
• June 29: What we talk about when we talk about poetry in the age of colorblindness, Pt. 1
• June 27: People Watching: Gwendolyn Brooks & Robert Hayden   
• June 25: Where you from?: Migration patterns of poets (A Midwest Edition)   
• June 23: Where You Stay -- Amiri Baraka & the Matter of Where Poets Live    
• June 23: Why Few Contemporary Poets Focus on Contemporary Subjects
• June 20: The Production of "New" Poets   
• June 19: What happened with African American poetry from 1977-1987?   
• June 18: Poets and Drama   
• June 18: Poetry from Prison and The New Jim Crow
• June 18: Toni Morrison essays & Poems from Prison...Every. Single. Day.   
• June 15: How poetry by black people became Black Poetry   
• June 14: 1970: A defining year in black writing    
• June 12: How Young (or Old) were Young Black Artists in 1926?
• June 12: Collected & Selected Works of Black Women Poets   
• June 9: Rita Dove & Natasha Trethewey Connections   
• June 7: African American Poetry in 2012    
• June 1: Blogging about Poetry in May 2012   
• June 1: A disconnect between struggling black men and contemporary poetry    

May
• May 31: The Coverage of Authors, Books & Special Topics
• May 29:  More on the Histories, Shifting Differences among Black Poets
• May 29: Noting Differences between Black Poets, Black Poets & Black Poets 
• May 28: Why Poets might not write much about where they currently live
• May 27: A Notebook on the work of C. Liegh McInnis
• May 27: C. Liegh McInnis as a Black Urbanist
• May 26: 8 Poems Situated in Urban Spaces
• May 26: Poets as Black Urbanists
• May 26: The Black Women Formerly Known as Non-Poets
• May 25: Black Poetry & White Money
• May 24: Mixed Media Poetry Exhibit in Jackson, TN
• May 23: A Notebook on the Work of Treasure Shields Redmond
• May 22: Geography, Multiple Voices & the Distinct Sound of Treasure Redmond
• May 22: A Southern and Malcolm-like Sound: C. Liegh McInnis & Spoken Word 
• May 21: Ever Considered how Underfunded Spoken Word Poetry Is?
• May 21: Geography & Distinct Sounds in Spoken Word Poetry
• May 21: 3 Notable Trends in Contemporary African American Poetry
• May19: Covering Dometi Pongo's Ex-Slave at MIZZOU
• May 17: A Timeline of African American Poetry
• May17: Notes on a Timeline of African American Poetry
• May 16: 10 Moments, 1945 - 1966
• May15: 10 Moments, 1854-1919
• May 14: Notes on Blogging a Chronology of African American Poetry
• May 14 20 Moments, 2002 - 2012
• May 14: 15 Moments, 1993 - 2002
• May 13: 8 Moments, 1959 - 1968
• May 12: 12 Moments, 1976 - 1992
• May 11: 15 Moments, 1918 - 1950
• May 10: 10 Moments, 1965 - 1976
• May 1: Blogging about Poetry in April 2012

April
• April 29: The Transformative Possibilities of Black Poetry
• April 27: Kevin Young, Colson Whitehead & Lovejoy Library 
• April 26: Adding the eBook of Evie Shockley's poems to our library collection
• April 21: Styles of Writing and the Popularity of Poets 
• April 19: The importance of an active, diverse reception
• April 18: The Advantage of an Extended Publishing Record 
• April 18: The Coverage of Tracy K. Smith's Pulitzer-Prize Win 
• April 17: Institutional support and the popularity of poets
• April 16: Why are some poets more popular than others?
• April 16: What if we view Black Women Poets as Public Intellectuals?
• April 14: Houston Baker, Jerry W. Ward, and the title of my Black Arts book
• April 13: 14 Sonnets by 14 African American poets
• April 11: Mixed Media Poetry Exhibit at Woodland Elementary  
• April 8: Trayvon Martin and Persona (Poem) Moments
• April 6: Runner, Writer, Poet, Professor: About Allison Joseph 
• April 4: Reading June Jordan's "Poem about My Rights"
• April 3: Amiri Baraka, the Black Arts & post Black Arts Poet
• April 2: Blogging about Poetry in March 2012

March
• March 31: A Subtle Trayvon Martin Reference in Kevin Young's Poem?
• March 28: Kevin Young's Second-Person James Covey Poems
• March 26: Blogging about African American Poetry & The Habit Loop
• March 25: What if Obama's Trayvon Statement was a Poem?
• March 24: Evie Shockley Remixes Poem to Address Trayvon Martin Case
• March 23: Defining Encounters with the Sound of Amiri Baraka's Poetry 
• March 22: "When I grow up, I want to write poems."
• March 22: Clipboards, Poetry, and Third Graders
• March 21: The Idea of Escape in 3 Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks  
• March 21: Poems that Tell Stories and those that don't
• March 20: Allison Funk Remixes her Escape Artist Poem
• March 19: Poets as Essayists
• March 18: How the Pace of News & Literary Publishing Affect Poetry
• March 17: Considering Escape Artists
• March 14: Why Evie Shockley's Poems Require Multiple Readings
• March 12: African American Poets and Academic Appointments
• 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: A Notebook on the Work of Adrian Matejka
• March 6:  The Trouble with Anthologies & the Series Trend in Poetry
• 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
• March 3: The Densely Populated Field of Poetry
• March 2: Blogging about Poetry in February 2012

February 
• February 27: A Need for More Poetry on the Web
• 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 20: A Notebook on the Black Arts Era
• February 17: Tyehimba Jess: The Poet as Human iPod
• February 15: Black Poetry & the Young Dancers
• February 14: Mixed Media Poetry Exhibits
• February 14: Third Graders & African American Poetry
• February 12: Audio Recordings of African American Poets
• February 12: Kevin Young: The Poet as Creativity Machine
• 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: What Happens to Non-Award-Winning Poets?
• 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
• February 5: Black Collegiate Women & the Power of Spoken Word Poetry
• February 5: The Enduring Presence of Black Arts Poets
• February 4: Why and How Poetry Struggles to Expand Its Audience
• February 3: 5 Reasons Tyehimba Jess's Leadbelly Matters
• February 2: 8 Black Arts Era Poets and 11 Name Changes
• February 2: A Notebook on the Black Arts Enterprise
• February 1: The Malcolm X Mixtape
• February 1: Blogging about Poetry in January 2012

January
• January31: Toward a Contemporary History of Black Persona Poems
• January 31: Stacey L. Brown discusses Yusef Komunyakaa
• 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 29: Black Boys and the Golden Age of Hip Hop 
• January 28: A Notebook on Eugene B. Redmond & the EBR Collection
• January 28: 7 Poems by Lucille Clifton on the Poetry Foundation Site
• January 26: African American Poets on the Poetry Foundation Site
• January 26: 7 Poems by Robert Hayden 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 21: 10 Poems by Langston Hughes on the Poetry Foundation site
• January 19: Making'em See Red: Malcolm X's Poetic Touch
• January 16: The Upsides of the Vendler/Dove Debate
• January14: From Major Poets to Major Public Intellectuals
• January 12: bell hooks, the poet
• January 11: Malcolm X, the Poet
• January 10: Afrofuturism & Poetry Course Description
• January10: 20 Years of Awards & Recognition in Poetry, 1992-2012
• January 9: African Americans Assonance and Alliteration
• January 9: Accomplished Poets Still Receive Little Popular Attention
• January 8:  August Wilson, the poet 
• January 8: African American Poets & The Poetry Establishment
• January 4: Poets, Personas & Runaways
• January 3: Persona Poems: A Major Trend in Black Poetry
• January 2: African American Poets & the Black Female Body
• January 2: Blogging about Poetry in 2011
• January 1: Blogging about Poetry in December 2011

2011
December 
• December 31: The Year in African American Poetry: A Chronology
• December  30: Sanchez, Black Arts Poet, Appointed Poet Laureate of Philly
• December 30: Reading Black & Radically: A Brief Reflection 
• December 30: The Coverage of Rita Dove's Anthology
• December  29: Calvin Forbes's "Talking Blues," a Favorite in 2011
• December 29: Blogging & Linking to Poetry Foundation Site in 2011
• December 28: The Poetry Foundation Site as a Vital Resource
• December 27: An Extended Notebook on the works of writers, artists & cultural workers
• December  27: The Coverage of Michael Eric Dyson's Jay-Z Course
• December  27: A Notebook on the work of Kevin Young
• 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  26: Poetry News Coverage in 2011
• December 20: The Case for Kevin Young's Ardency
• December  19: African American Poetry on 2011 Best of Lists
• December 16: How Age Matters in the 'Rap as Poetry' Debate
• December  16: 100-plus Poems I Read & Re-Read (online) in 2011
• December 14: The Empowering Possibilities of Black Boys Writing, Reciting Rhymes
• December 13: Notes on the Black Books Book Sale
• December 12: Poetry & the black national anthem at the Presidential Inauguration
• December 10: Collegiate Black Men, Rap, and Poetry
• December 10: Blogging about Poetry in November 2011 
• December 8: Poster for A 1974 Poetry Festival
• December 7: Notes on Adrian Matejka's "Fisticuffs"
• December 6: Background on Eugene B. Redmond's Extensive Photographic Work
• December 5: Utilizing the EBR Digital Collection
• December 5: The EBR Digital Collection
• December 5: A Long Walk with Adrian Matejka & Jack Johnson 
• December 4: Recent Rap as Poetry Debates, Conversations
• 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 29: Amiri Baraka's "Digging" - A Powerful Jazz Tribute
• November 28: 10 Poems by Margaret Walker
• November 28: Margaret Walker Week
• November 26: Why the Coverage of Poets Matters
• November 25: Why Poetry Awards Matter
• November 23: Adam Bradley on Common's Creative Process
• 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: Places Poets Love
• November 21: Nikky Finney, Facebook & Youtube
• November 19: Some of Adrian Matejka's Jack Johnson poems (online)
• November 19: Redmond Reading at Lovejoy Library
• 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 16: Winning & Losing Awards, Gaining Prestige in Poetry
• November 15: Ebony magazine & Black Arts Poetry
• November 14: Eric Ruckh & Jeffrey Skoblow Read "Howl" at the Underground
• November 14: Online responses to poem by Reginald Dwayne Betts
• November 14: My First Book Blues
• November 13: Notes on My First Book Signing
• November 12: Jay-Z, Adam Bradley, & the Rap-Poetry Conversations
• November 9; A Notebook on the Work of Amiri Baraka
• November 7: Blogging about Poetry in October 2011
• November 6: 10 Poets who gained widespread attention in their 20s
• 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 30: Redmond, Baraka & Multi-directional Approaches to Poetry
• October 27: Adrian Matejka & Amiri Baraka
• October 27: Dometi Pongo at the Black Verse Exhibit
• October 27: Black Verse: An Exhibit
• October 21: The X Image
• October 20: Knowledge-building Images from the Exhibit
• October 19: The Process of Creating a Poetry Exhibit
• October 18: A Glimpse at the Black Verse Exhibit 
• October 16: Handwritten & Typed Versions of Rhymes by Dometi Pongo
• October 16: Black Verse flyer 
• October 15: Installation of African American Poetry exhibit
• October 15: Black Verse: An Exhibit
• October 13: Eric Ruckh & Jeffrey Skoblow Celebrate "Howl"
• October 12: Blogging about Evie Shockley
• October 10: Evie Shockley Week
• October 9: Blogging about Poetry in September 2011
• 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: Amiri Baraka, Lil Wayne & Mainstream, Underground Audiences
• October 2: The Rising Visibility of Black Women Poets

September 
• September 30: Reginald Dwayne Betts's 'Big Word' Love Poem & the Poetry Podcast
• September 30: 100 Black Arts Era Poems
• September 29: The Black Arts Enterprise...Arrives
• 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: Coordinators Guide Young People on Tour of Poetry
• September  24: Poetry as Mixed Media Enterprise
• 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: 5 Reasons You Want to Know about Jessica Care Moore 
• 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 : 10 Key African American Poems
• September 7: Nikki Giovanni & Black Arts Poetry
• September 6: Malcolm as Muse
• September 5: 5 Labor Day Poems
• September 5: 6 Ways Black Arts Era Anthologies Shaped Black Literary History
• September 4: The Black Panther Party, Black Drama, & Black Arts Poets
• September 3: Amiri Baraka: A Leading Black Arts Figure 
• September 3: How Different Audiences Create Different Kinds of Black Poetry
• September 2: Blogging about Poetry in August
• September 2: Negro Digest / Black World magazine & Poetry 
• September 1: 30 Days of Black Arts Poetry

August
• August 26: Jazz, Cultural Capital, and Black Poetry
• August 22: Encountering Poems by Langston Hughes in Comic Strips
• 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 14: Black Poetry published by Graywolf Press
• August 13: When Black Poetry Isn't Written & Published, Does It Count?
• August 10: 10 Poems by African American Poets on Poemflow
• 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 6: Jerry W. Ward as My Gateway Guide to Poetry during the 1990s
• August 5: C. Liegh McInnis's 1990s Groundwork in Mississippi
• August 5: Jessica Care Moore at the Apollo
• August 4: Some Volumes of Poetry Published During the 1990s
• August 3: 10 Books of Collected Works by African American Poets from the 1990s
• August 2: 10 Notable African American Anthologies Feat. Poetry from the 1990s
• August 1: African American Poetry During the 1990s: Some notable occurrences
• August 1: Blogging about Poetry in July 2011

July 
• July 31:  Working out, listening to Robert Creeley
• July 30: Jill Scott & Erykah Badu: From Spoken Word to R&B
• July 29: How Black Poets Challenged Literary Conventions
• July 27: Poets Who Read vs. Poets Who Perform
• July 25: Spoken Word Poetry & Black Intellectual Histories
• July 25: A Poet, A Rapper, and His Notebooks
• July 22: 5 Animated poems by African American poets
• July 21: Black Poetry published by Norton and Company
• July 19: 10 Poems (with Audio) by Black Poets on Poets.Org site
•July 17: Marking up Robert Hayden's "Frederick Douglass"
• July 16: 8 Lessons, Insights from the Sonia Sanchez Seminar
• July 15: Eugene B. Redmond and the EBR Collection
• July 15: Smartphones and Black Poetry: Some Preliminary Impressions
• July 14: Langston Hughes in Poetry magazine
• 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 12: 4 Langston Hughes poems from 1926 Poetry Magazine
• July 10: Eugene B. Redmond's Epic East St. Louis Poem
• July 7: Black Poetry at the Strand Bookstore
• July 6: When Print, Performance & Online Cultures Converge: Amiri Baraka's "Dope"
• July 6: 10 Amiri Baraka poems on youtube
• July 5: 104 African American Volumes of Poetry by Publisher, 2000-2011
• July 4: Keeping Poetry Alive in Mississippi: C. Liegh McInnis
• July 3: Eugene Redmond and the Ghosts of Dunham, Hurston, & Schomburg
• July 2: Blogging about Black Verse in June 2011
• July 1:  Evie Shockley's "ode to my blackness"

June
• June 30: Tyehimba Jess & Treasure Williams on Anti-Black Racism as Ugly Envy
• June 30: The Folk Consciousness of Tyehimba Jess & Treasure Williams
• June 28: The Remarkable Ingenuity (and indifference) of Amiri Baraka
• June 26: 5 Reasons Kevin Young's Ardency Matters
• 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 20: Teleportation & Hughes's "Negro Speaks of Rivers": An Afrofuturist Reading
• June 19: 20 Poems (with Audio) by Black Poets on the Poetry Foundation Site
• June 16: 25 Things to do with Robert Hayden’s “Frederick Douglass”
• June 14: Marilyn Nelson's Carver as a Crucial Connector
• June 13: Nikky Finney's George Bush Sonnet Sequence, Pt. 1
• June 11: Malcolm X--Verbal Artist & Muse
• June 3: Poetry as Passport: Getting to Other Worlds through Translations
• June 1: Toward a Recent Intellectual History of Consciousness in Rap: Jay Electronica 

May
• May 31: Gil Scott-Heron and the Poetry, Rap (Dis)Connection
• May 30: 150+ Years of Antislavery Poems by Black Poets
• May 28: Gil Scott's Role in an Untelevised Revolution
• May 26: 104 Volumes of African American Poetry, 2000-2011
• May 23: Teenage Black Girls, "Ego Tripping," and African American Literary History
• May 21: A Poet Laureate (Always) at Work
• May 20: Langston Hughes, Nikki Giovanni, & Black Poetry Placement Power
• May 19: The Rewards of Memorizing Haiku
• May  19: The Golden (Birth) Years of Rappers
• May 18: The Rise & Fall of Signature Poems
• May 17: From Rapper to Poet to Hip Hop Head: The Sagas of Treasure Williams
• May 16: Black Arts Enterprise--Promo
• May 14: The Value of Skeptical Poets: Notes on Dwayne Betts
• May 8: Blogging about Black Poetry -- 2009 & 2008
• May 8: Blogging about Black Poetry -- 2010
• May 7: Kevin Young & the Langston Hughes Connection
• May 6: Blogging about Black Verse -- 2011
• May 6: 10 Poems by Evie Shockley
• May 6: The Enviable Persistence of Poet Allison Joseph
• May 4: From Popular Black Poets to Public Intellectuals
• May 3: A Pre-future of black writing: some notations

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 18: Memorizing Robert Hayden's "Frederick Douglass"
• April 14: Rita Dove Addresses "Racist Selectivity"
• April 11: Memorizing Kelly Norman Ellis's "Raised by Women"
• April 11: Following Poetry Scholars
• April 4: Tyehimba Jess & the Persona of a Blind Black Man
• April 2: 10 Poems by Kevin Young
• April 2: Nikky Finney's Reading Style
• April 2: How Public are Poets?
• April 2:  Nikky Finney and her Audience


March
• March 22: Why the Birth Years of Black Poets Matter
• March 14: Nikky Finney, Nikki Giovanni, & the Black Poetry Best Seller List 
• March 10: The Signed Mixology and For Show Mixology
• March 10: Allison Joseph's Presence Among our 100 books
• March 10: 100 Volumes of Poetry
• March 7: Kevin Young Representing Cinque
• March 5: Treasure Williams and the Arkansippi Effect

February 
• Feb. 28: Evie Shockley Addresses Thomas Jefferson
• Feb. 21: Exhibit on Haki Madhubuti
• Feb. 16: The Visual Experience of Evie Shockley’s the new black
• Feb. 16: Mixed Media Poetry Project @ William Woods University
• Feb. 15: Treasure Williams Channels Fannie Lou Hamer in STL 
• Feb. 15: Presenting Poetry & Photos at St. Louis Community College
• Feb. 7: Multi-threaded Comments on Kevin Young’s Ardency
• Feb. 7: The Coverage of Kevin Young’s Ardency 
• Feb. 7: The Design and Structure of Ardency
• Feb. 7: Kevin Young’s Expansive Body of Work

January 
• Jan. 29: Treasure Williams on Fannie Lou Hamer on Facebook
• Jan. 29: The Contemporary Poet as Historical Researcher
• Jan. 24: Books by K. Warren, E. Shockley, & K. Young
• Jan. 14: Black Studies & Alternate Personas

2010
• October 28: Kevin Young's "easy on the eyes" approach
• October 16:Honorée Jeffers and Phillis Wheatley
• 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
• July 16: From Poet to Short Short Writer to Novelist...(Richard Wright)
• July 15: Jay Elect & the Ghost of Christopher Wallace
• July 5: Kevin Young's "Bereavement"
• April 22: Treasure Williams & Sonic Possibilities

2009
• November 14: Relate-able Poetry
• October 8: Nikki Giovanni's Bicycles
• October 4: The Promise of Kevin Young
• September 22: The Promise of Poetry
• June 4: Adrian Matejka's Mixology
• February 6: Poetry and Economy
• January 17: Honoring the Ancestors

2008
• September 26: Verse #3: In the Funk World
• September 19: Verse #2: We Real Cool
• September 12: Doing Things with Blk Poetry