Reading Black

A chronological list of readings
Date of entry Title
01/23/2024: Ronald L. Fair: Many Thousand Gone: An American Fable (Library of America, 2023 - originally published by Harcourt, Brace & World, 1965)
09/21/2023: Lenard D. Moore: Long Rain (Wet Cement Press, 2021)
06/26/2023: Mona Lisa Saloy: Black Creole Chronicles (University of New Orleans Press, 2023)
05/18/2023: Kalamu ya Salaam: Precise Tenderness: 100 Haiku (Third World Press, 2023)
03/26/2023: Carter G. Woodson: The Mis-education of the Negro (Penguin Classics, 2023 - originally published 1933 by Associated Publishers)
01/26/2023: Carole Boston Weatherford: Birmingham, 1963 (Wordsong PB 2023 - originally HC 2007)
12/26/2022: Colson Whitehead: Harlem Shuffle (Anchor Books/ Penguin Random House 2021)
10/06/2022: E. Ethelbert Miller: How I Found Love Behind the Catcher's Mask (City Point Press, 2022)
09/12/2022: Alice Childress: Trouble in Mind (Theatre Communications Group, 2022)
06/24/2022: Gene Andrew Jarrett and Thomas Lewis Morgan, editors: The Complete Stories of Paul Laurence Dunbar (Ohio University Press, 2005)
05/18/2022: Kalamu ya Salaam: Cosmic Deputy: poetry and context 1968-2019 (University of New Orleans Press/Runagate Press, 2020)
03/22/2022: Haki R. Madhubuti: Taught by Women: Poems as Resistance Language, New and Selected (Third World Press, 2020)
02/19/2022: Claude McKay: Romance in Marseille (Edited and introduced by Gary Edward Holcomb and William J. Maxwell, Penguin Classics, 2020)
12/31/2021: Charles Johnson, editor: Anthology of Black American Literature (Chicago Quarterly Review, Volume 33, 2021)
09/27/2021: William Gardner Smith: The Stone Face (New York Review of Books Classics, 2021 - originally published by Farrar, Straus, 1963)
06/25/2021: Kevin Young, editor: African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (LOA/Library of America, 2020)
05/18/2021: Carmen L. Phelps: Visionary Women Writers of Chicago's Black Arts Movement (University Press of Mississippi, 2013)
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 Trilogy (Xarra Books, 2017)