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Using Multimedia in Teaching Contemporary Black Women Poets

This term, I have been teaching a new course on contemporary Black women poets. I developed my course as an intervention in a literary canon (and a college course catalog) where Black women are under-represented—perhaps particularly Black women poets, and definitely contemporary Black women poets. 2,491 more words

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"human being being human"

This POETRY tribute issue (June) devoted to Gwendolyn Brooks is fantastic—poems of homage, notes and photos from her archives, essays on her work and her life and their bearing on our poetry and our times. 230 more words

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Cheeto Jesus

They call me Cheeto Jesus, and I got my own authority.

It is sprayed on every two weeks in the shade, “tangerine beam,”

it’s in the way I pout my lips to the skies while these bitches yap. 560 more words

OBITUARY: Patricia A. (Flaherty) Smith, 79

LOWELL, MA — Patricia A. (Flaherty) Smith, of Malden and Windham, NH, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, February 16th. Beloved mother of Mary A. 579 more words


Mole Hunt Halted

Time for some more screen shots:

Did they now? Jancy took someone’s word. So it must not be that person. Maureen seems sure it is Donna… WRONG! 299 more words


Thank You, Howard Frank Mosher, For Your Friendship And The Inspiration Of Your Life's Work

Yesterday, I was reading The True Account: A Novel of the Lewis & Clark & Kinneson Expeditions, one of couple of Howard Frank Mosher novels I hadn’t yet gotten around to, when I received word that the author, and my dear friend, has entered hospice care with an aggressive, virtually untreatable form of cancer. 417 more words

Patricia Smith Interview for VIDA Voices & Views

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In this episode of VIDA Voices and Views, Melissa Studdard interviews poet and fiction writer, Patricia Smith, who reads from her award-winning poetry collection  478 more words