Rankine, Spahr On Dubois

Two poets and critics discuss literature, race, politics, and the 1956 passport denial to WEB DuBois for a conference in France.  Genre: Talks, Conversations. Venue: Kaufman Concert Hall, The 92 Y, New York, NY, USA. Dates: December 13, 2018. Sponsors: Part of the Unterberg Poetry Center series at The 92...

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Museum of Diaspora Poets

MoAD’s Poets in Residence program culminates in evening readings by the year’s resident fellows and a specially invited guest poet. Genre: Readings, Poetry. Venue: Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, CA, USA. Dates: December 12, 2018. Sponsors: Museum of the African Diaspora. Readers/Performers: Raina León, American poet and...

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Tyehimba Jess in New York

The Poetry Center hosts Tyehimba Jess with his ensemble poets and sound artists in curated readings and musical verse translations.  Genre: Talks, Readings, Musical Performances. Venue: Buttenwieser Hall, The 92 Y, New York, NY, USA. Dates: December 10, 2018. Sponsors: Part of the Unterberg Poetry Center series at The 92...

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Tracy Smith at Smithsonian

The Ingenuity Festival hosts a public dialogue on history and race with acclaimed US Poet Laureate, Tracy K Smith.  Genre: Talks, Conversations. Venue: Washington, DC, USA. Dates: December 5, 2018. Sponsors: National Museum of African-American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution. Description: The program, titled On Art and History:...

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Submissions: Callaloo

Callaloo, a journal on original, creative and critical work by and from the African diaspora, is now accepting submissions. Genre: Submissions, Journal, Writing, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Art. Venue: College Station, Texas, USA. Dates: Rolling submission, continual. Publication/Editors: Callaloo and Charles Henry Rowell (Editor). Description: Founded in 1976 by its...

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Submissions: Threepenny

Beginning January 1, till June 30, Threepenny Review will be accepting submissions of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Genre: Submissions, Magazine, Writing, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Venue: Berkeley, California, USA. Dates: January 1 — June 30, 2019. Publication/Editors: Threepenny Review and Wendy Lesser (Editor). Description: During only their reading period starting January 1...

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‘House of Lords and Commons’

Ishion Hutchinson returns to the difficult beauty of the Jamaican landscape with lyric precision, holding his world at an angle astonishing, surprising, incisive. Genre: Books, Poetry. Full Title: House of Lords and Commons Author: Ishion Hutchinson, award-winning Jamaican poet, author of Far District: Poems (2010), Assistant Professor of English at Cornell...

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‘Shakespeare in Swaziland’

Edward Wilson-Lee presents us with a vast tracing of Shakespeare as global poetry in Africa, in Zanzibar, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Sudan. Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Shakespeare in Swaziland: In Search of a Global Poet Author: Edward Wilson-Lee, Fellow in English at the University of Cambridge Publisher: HarperCollins UK...

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Mufti’s ‘Forget English!’

Aamir Mufti scrutinizes world literature, arguing that in its borderless, global body of writings remains a dominant, expansive English.Genre: Books, Scholarship. Full Title: Forget English!: Orientalisms and World Literatures. Author: Aamir R. Mufti, Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. Publisher: Harvard University Press. Place: Cambridge, MA.Synopsis: The idea of...

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