Friday, December 2, 2022

HBW's Novel Collection

For this episode of Remarkable Receptions, I wrote about the expansive novel collection amassed by the History of Black Writing (HBW), created by Maryemma Graham. 


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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

African American Literature Survey Courses

For this episode of Remarkable Receptions, Elizabeth Cali and I wrote about African American literature survey courses.
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The Bench by the Road Project

For this episode of Remarkable Receptions, I focused on the Bench by the Road Project created the Toni Morrison Society.


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Sunday, November 27, 2022

African American Recipients of the National Book Award for Poetry

Here's a roundup of books by black writers that won the National Book Award for Poetry. 

1999: Ai's Vice: New and Selected Poems (1999)
2000: Lucille Clifton's Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988–2000 (2000)
2006: Nathaniel Mackey's Splay Anthem (2006)
2010: Terrance Hayes's Lighthead (2010)
2011: Nikky Finney's Head Off & Split (2011)
2015: Robin Coste Lewis's Voyage of the Sable Venus (2015)
2018: Justin Phillip Reed's Indecency (2018)
2021: John Keene's Punks: New & Selected Poems (2021)

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Thursday, November 17, 2022

Oprah Winfrey, Film, and African American literature

For this episode of Remarkable Receptions, Nicole Dixon wrote about the consequential role of Oprah Winfrey in the production films based on novels by black writers.



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One of the smartest characters in African American fiction

For our newest episode of Remarkable Receptions, I wrote about Lila Mae Watson from Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist. Some readers view her as one of the smartest characters in African American fiction. 



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Thursday, November 3, 2022

The Green Lantern (John Stewart)

Our newest episode of Remarkable Receptions focuses on John Stewart, an African American character who became the premier Green Lantern for a generation of fans.

The episode was written by Stephyn Phillips. 


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