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“These Tyrannical Times: Poetry as Liberatory, Poetry as Undoing”

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Online/Virtual Space

September 28, 2020

This event features Readings, Conversation, and Q&A with transnational and genre-breaking writer Dionne Brand and poet Harryette Mullen who, according to Elizabeth Frost, “pioneered her own form of bluesy, disjunctive lyric poetry.” The event will be moderated by Emily Greenwood.

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ (CAAPP) week-long Black Study Intensive, “Collective Protest and Rebellion,” features poet/essayist/novelist Dionne Brand, filmmaker Charles...

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This event features Readings, Conversation, and Q&A with transnational and genre-breaking writer Dionne Brand and poet Harryette Mullen who, according to Elizabeth Frost, “pioneered her own form of bluesy, disjunctive lyric poetry.” The event will be moderated by Emily Greenwood.

The Center for African American Poetry and Poetics’ (CAAPP) week-long Black Study Intensive, “Collective Protest and Rebellion,” features poet/essayist/novelist Dionne Brand, filmmaker Charles Burnett, filmmaker Julie Dash, poet/performer/composer JJJJJerome Ellis, poet Aracelis Girmay, scholar Emily Greenwood, writer/cultural historian Saidiya Hartman, poet/scholar Erica Hunt, interdisciplinary theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones­, photographer Zun Lee, poet/scholar Harryette Mullen, and poet Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon as a way to think in creativity toward collective agency and social change. With urgency, we look toward the 2020/2021 academic year as an opportunity to, in Fred Moten’s sense of the word, “study” together, what he sometimes calls talking and walking around with other people, working, dancing, suffering, some irreducible convergence of all three, held under the name of speculative practice. This week we come together to engage in black study in community during this time of upheaval and repair. It is here where we seek innovative discovery in the act of creating as productive of new knowledges that help change the world. We hope you’ll join us for the entire week!

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Dates & times

Mon, Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm

Admission

Free Admission through Crowdcast website.

 

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