Friday, September 12, 2008

Doing Things With Blk Poetry: Verse #1

So in the spirit of applying the idea of a digital movement to appreciating African American literary art, we've begun a few experiments re-presenting black poetry on youtube.

Here's the jump off.

For our first video, we wanted to start with words by Aldon Nielsen, a literary critic whose prose is filled with all kinds of magical lines like those presented here. And, we include images of writers who'll show up again in our series: Eugene Redmond, Tyehimba Jess, Amiri Baraka, Colson Whitehead, Nikki Giovanni, and Tracie Morris.

We hope you enjoy. There's more to come.

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