Reading Black

A chronological list of readings
Date of entry Title
03/30/2021: Vincent O. Carter: The Bern Book: A Record of a Voyage of the Mind (Dalkey Archive Press, 2020)
02/26/2021: Naomi Long Madgett: You Are My Joy and Pain: Love Poems (Wayne State University Press, 2020)
01/21/2021: Barack Obama: A Promised Land (Crown/Penguin Random House, 2020)
12/26/2020: Stephen C. Wicks, editor: Beauford Delaney and James Baldwin: Through the Unusual Door (Knoxville Museum of Art, 2020)
10/13/2020: Kalamu ya Salaam, editor: I Am New Orleans: 36 poets revisit Marcus Christian's definitive poem (Runagate/University of New Orleans Press, 2020)
09/27/2020: Harryette Mullen: The Cracks Between What We Are and What We Are Supposed to Be: Essays and Interviews (The University of Alabama Press, 2012)
08/30/2020: Thomas Sayers Ellis: Skin, Inc.: Identity Repair Poems (Graywolf Press, 2010)
06/28/2020: Jeffreen M. Hayes, editor: Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman (Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, GILES, 2018)
06/16/2020: Nikki Giovanni: The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968-1998 (HC 2003, Harper Perennial Modern Classics PB 2007)
05/18/2020: Matthew Teutsch, editor: Rediscovering Frank Yerby: Critical Essays (University Press of Mississippi, 2020)
05/14/2020: Veronica T. Watson, editor: The Short Stories of Frank Yerby (University Press of Mississippi, 2020)
04/29/2020: Angela Jackson: A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks (Beacon Press, 2017)
03/31/2020: Kerry James Marshall: History of Painting (David Zwirner Books, 2019)
03/20/2020: Horace A. Porter, editor: Dreaming Out Loud: African American Novelists at Work (University Of Iowa Press, 2015)
02/10/2020: devorah major: and then we became (City Lights Books, 2016), where river meets ocean (City Lights Foundation, 2003)
01/28/2020: The Paintings and Drawings of Clarence Major (University Press of Mississippi, 2019)
01/20/2020: Kevin Prufer and Robert E. McDonough, editors: World'd Too Much: The Selected Poetry of Russell Atkins (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2019)
12/26/2019: Lynn Nottage: Sweat (Theatre Communications Group, 2017)
12/19/2019: Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell, editors: Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman (City Lights Books, 2019)
11/12/2019: John Zheng, editor: Conversations with Sterling Plumpp (University Press of Mississippi, PB 2019, originally published i HC 2016)
10/28/2019: Margaret Walker: For My People (Yale University Press, 2019 - originally published 1942)
09/18/2019: Sonja D. Williams: Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom (University of Illinois Press, 2015)
09/05/2019: Margaret D. Bauer, editor: North Carolina Literary Review, number 28, 2019: Featuring North Carolina African American Literature (University of North Carolina Press)
08/15/2019: James C. Hall and Heather Hathaway, editors: Conversations with Paule Marshall (University Press of Mississippi, PB 2019- first published in HC 2010)
08/08/2019: Steven C. Tracy, editor: Writers of the Black Chicago Renaissance (University of Illinois Press, 2011)
06/25/2019: Ruth Fine, editor: Procession: The Art of Norman Lewis (University of California Press, and The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 2015)
06/09/2019: Julius E. Thompson: Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995 (McFarland & Company, 1999)
05/28/2019: John Edgar Tidwell, Steven C. Tracy, editors: After Winther: The Art and Life of Sterling A. Brown (Oxford University Press, 2009)
05/08/2019: Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey, Jr., editors: The Black Chicago Renaissance (University of Illinois Press, 2012)
04/12/2019: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: The Trials of Phillis Wheatley (Basic Civita Books, PB 2010)
04/05/2019: The Photographs of Gordon Parks (The Library of Congress, 2011)
03/31/2019: Cheryl Clarke: By My Precise Haircut (The Word Works, 2016)
03/27/2019: James A. Emanuel: Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 1958-1989 (Lotus Press, 1991)
03/04/2019: Camille T. Dungy, editor: Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry (University of Georgia Press, 2009)
12/25/2018: Keorapetse Kgositsile: Homesoil in My Blood: A Triology (Xarra Books, 2017)