Monday, July 29, 2013

Photos from Week 2 of African American Poetry Institute

I participated in Week 2 of  Don't Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African American Poetry, a three-week summer institute for college and university teachers funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. I had a good time talking about publishing history, black arts as a way of thinking, and various other concerns related to poetry with the summer scholars. 

[Related:  Photos from Eugene B. Redmond's visit to the Poetry Institute]

Here are some of the photos that I took during the week. 

Summer scholars making presentation

Sarah Arbuthnot Lendt, Institute Coordinator, and Jerry W. Ward, Jr., resident faculty

Summer scholar Carla Lester and poet Eugene B. Redmond

Resident faculty member Joanne Gabbin with the summer scholars

Professor William J. Harris listens to summer scholar Kamau Kemayo

Tony Grooms speaks with Helen Polite via Skype

Resident faculty member Joanne Gabbin

Summer scholar Sarah RudeWalker sports her Song of Solomon shirt

Writer Tony Grooms makes presentation 

Institute book display and "library"

Summer scholar Zanice Bond makes presentation

Helen Polite, widow of poet Allen Polite, speaks via Skype with summer scholars

A Notebook on Black Arts Poetry

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