Contemporary Black Poetry: "Blacker than a Hundred Midnights"

AAAD-A 479 — Fall 2022 — Themester

Days and Times
TuTh 1:15 PM–2:30 PM
Course Description

How do Black poets use language (and breath/sound) to explore and re/create Black identities in ways that commemorate the past, acknowledge the present, and re/vision the future? How do they invite us to know that BLACK=Love+BEING+Alive+Resistance=INFINITE Possibilities for LIFE? We will read, listen to, and visit with Black poets/performers who challenge us to understand differently what it means to BE Black in the world, and what it means to claim, honor, and/or challenge the multiple narratives that re/shape those identities.

Instructor: Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde