Reading Black and Random Notes (RN) articles: An Overview

Fiction
RN: Ishmael Reed as ‘Haute Couture’

04/04/2019

RN: Country Place: Ann Petry's 'White' Novel Reissued; or, Flipping the script

04/24/2019

Veronica T. Watson, editor: The Short Stories of Frank Yerby

05/14/2020

RN: In a Minor Chord: Waters Edward Turpin's "These Low Grounds" Reissued

11/24/2020

RN: New National Book Award Winner Walter Mosley's America 2008 - and 2021

02/20/2021

William Gardner Smith: The Stone Face

09/27/2021

Claude McKay: Romance in Marseille

02/19/2022

Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Complete Stories

06/24/2022

Poetry
Keorapetse Kgositsile: Homesoil in My Blood: A Trilogy

12/25/2018

Camille T. Dungy, editor: Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry

03/04/2019

James A. Emanuel: Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 1958-1989

03/27/2019

Cheryl Clarke: By My Precise Haircut

03/31/2019

RN: Quincy Troupe on Twenty-Twenty Vision; or, Tiger Woods as 'The Comeback Kid'

05/06/2019

RN: Dudley Randall and Broadside Press: 'Overlooked No More' by The New York Times

05/22/2019

RN: Rita Dove's Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry; or, Opening up the canon

07/13/2019

Margaret Walker: For My People

10/28/2019

RN: Yusef Komunyakaa 'Down Under'; or, Rereading February in Sydney

11/25/2019

Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foyle, and Tate Swindell, editors: Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman

12/19/2019

Kevin Prufer and Robert E. McDonough, editors: World'd Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins

01/20/2020

devorah major: and then we became // where river meets ocean

02/10/2020

Nikki Giovanni: The Collected Poetry of Nikki GIovanni, 1968-1998

06/16/2020

Thomas Sayers Ellis: Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems

08/30/2020

Kalamu ya Salaam, editor: I Am New Orleans: 36 poets revisit Marcus Christian's definitive poem

10/13/2020

Naomi Long Madgett: You Are My Joy and Pain: Love Poems

02/26/2021

RN: Hope and History; or, The inaugural poetics of Amanda Gorman

04/29/2021

Kevin Young, editor: African American Poetry: 250 years of Struggle and Song

06/25/2021

RN: Effie Lee Newsome's Nature Poetry for Children Revisited

11/28/2021

RN: African American Poetry Beyond English; or, The example of Sybil Kein

02/12/2022

Haki R. Madhubuti: Taught by Women: Poems as Resistance Language, New and Selected

03/22/2022

Kalamu ya Salaam: Cosmic Deputy: poetry and index, 1968-2019 05/18/2022

05/18/2022

Drama
Lynn Nottage: Sweat

12/26/2019

Film, tv, radio
RN: A Feel-Good Film; or, Hidden Figures revealed

08/27/2019

Sonja D. Williams: Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom

09/18/2019

RN: When Melvin Van Peebles Read His Obituary; or, The passing of a pioneer

10/16/2021

The arts
The Photographs of Gordon Parks

04/05/2019

Ruth Fine, editor: The Art of Norman Lewis

06/25/2019

The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major

01/28/2020

Kerry James Marshall: History of Painting

03/31/2020

Jeffreen M. Hayes, editor: Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman

06/28/2020

RN: William H. Johnson in Kerteminde: A New Donation to Danish Museum

08/17/2020

Stephen C. Wicks, editor: Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door

12/26/2020

Non-fiction
RN: The White Card; or, Claudia Rankine's American conversations on race and citizenship

10/05/2019

RN: Vincent O. Carter's The Bern Book: A Record of a Voyage of the Mind - An Exchange

07/19/2020

Barack Obama: A Promised Land

01/21/2021

Vincent O. Carter: The Bern Book: A Record of a Voyage of the Mind

03/30/2021

Literary criticism
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: The Trials of Phillis Wheatley

04/12/2019

Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey, Jr., editors: The Black Chicago Renaissance

05/08/2019

John Edgar Tidwell, Steven C. Tracy, editors: After Winter: The Art and Life of Sterling A. Brown

05/28/2019

Julius E. Thompson: Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit

06/09/2019

Steven C. Tracy, editor: Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance

08/08/2019

James C. Hall and Heather Hathaway, editors: Conversations with Paule Marshall

08/15/2019

John Zheng, editor: Conversations with Sterling Plumpp

11/12/2019

Horace A. Porter, editor: Dreaming Out Loud: African American Novelists at Work

03/20/2020

Angela Jackson: A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks

04/29/2020

Matthew Teutsch, editor: Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays

05/18/2020

Harryette Mullen: The Cracks Between What We Are and What We Are Supposed to Be: Essays and Interviews

09/27/2020

Carmen L. Phelps: Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement

05/18/2021

Multi-genre anthologies
Margaret D. Bauer, editor: North Carolina Literary Review, Number 28, 2019: Featuring North Carolina African American Literature

09/05/2019

Charles Johnson, editor: Anthology of Black American Literature (Chicago Quaterly Review, Volume 33, 2021)

12/31/2021