Most of y’all know that I am writing a book of poetry on Phillis Wheatley. I’ve been talking about it forever, and I’m furiously working on it right now, along with my novel. Wondering how I am working actively on not one but two books and giving both my all? Caffeine! I’m not playing with […]
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There is a very long tradition of White critics who are invested in keeping Black poets at the margins of Contemporary American Poetry.
Join me today at 1:30PM EST on Left of Black. I’ll be talking about my Phillis Wheatley poetry project, Slutwalk, and Touré’s controversial ESPN article on Michael Vick.
As anyone who has had a conversation with me lasting more than five minutes knows, I am writing a book of poems on the 18th century African American poet Phillis Wheatley, imagining her life and times in colonial New England. What some folks don’t know is why I started writing the book in the first […]