Random Notes

A chronological list of writings
Date of entry Title
05/21/2024: "What Beauty We Now Have" ... ; or, Taking a look at the late Carolyn Marie Rodgers and her Eden Press poetry
03/24/2024: "We Can't Breathe" ... ; or, Remembering Ronald Fair
09/12/2023: Much Ado About a Name; or, Revisiting Carter G. Woodson's The Mis-education of the Negro
01/02/2023: Liberation Narratives: Nicole Mitchell and Her Black Earth Ensemble Brings Haki Madhubuti and His Poetry Back Again on CD
02/12/2022: African American Poetry Beyond English; or, The Example of Sybil Kein
11/28/2021: Effie Lee Newsome's Nature Poetry for Children Revisited
10/16/2021: When Melvin Van Peebles Read His Obituary; or, The passing of a pioneer
04/29/2021: Hope and History; or, The inaugural poetics of Amanda Gorman
02/20/2021: New National Book Award Winner Walter Mosley's America, 2008 - and 2021
11/24/2020: In a Minor Chord: Waters Edward Turpin's "These Low Grounds" Reissued
08/17/2020: William H. Johnson in Kerteminde: A New Donation to Danish Museum
07/19/2020: Vincent O. Carter's The Bern Book: A Record of a Voyage of the Mind - An exchange
11/25/2019: Yusef Komunyakaa 'Down Under'; or, Rereading February in Sydney
10/05/2019: The White Card; or, Claudia Rankine's American conversations on race and citizenship
08/27/2019: A Feel-Good Film; or, Hidden figures revealed
07/13/2019: Rita Dove's Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry; or, Opening up the canon
05/22/2019: Dudley Randall and Broadside Press: 'Overlooked No More' by The New York Times
05/06/2019: Quincy Troupe on Twenty-Twenty Vision; or, Tiger Woods as 'The Comeback Kid'
04/24/2019: Country Place: Ann Petry's 'White' Novel Reissued; or, Flipping the script
04/04/2019: Ishmael Reed as 'Haute Couture'