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Against Miracles June 6, 2017: “It was not natural.  And she was the first.”  With these words, June Jordan opens her incisive and deeply moving essay on poet Phillis Wheatley, whose emergence from the hold of the slaveship [...] by

So Even While March 2, 2016: To be a poet in capitalistic America is a rebellious act. When it comes to manifestos, I change the subject. Does the poem care whether you have expectations or not? Today I didn’t invent my [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by

The Kinsey Collection Features the Work of Phillis Wheatley July 19, 2013: The My Brown Baby blog reports that people in select cities will soon have a chance to view Phillis Wheatley‘s work up close and personal: The folks at Wells Fargo chose the talented and [...] by

Our Slaves: Caring for Masters, Deforming Mastery (Part 1 of 2) May 1, 2013: This post is a continuation of the conversation I started last week with the same title. There’s so much that can be written on both Natasha Trethewey’s “Native Guard” and Yusef [...] by