Tracing Black Speculative Poetics: Afrofuturism, the Supernatural & Afrosurrealism
Investigate the future, the supernatural, and the absurdities of “right now” as envisioned by Black poets, artists and scholars.
Thoughts on Bookmaking by Claire Van Vliet of The Janus Press
Claire Van Vliet, MacArthur Award–winning book artist and publisher of works by James Schuyler, Kwame Dawes & others, describes her creative process.
Field Work: Aligning Poetry and Science in Milwaukee
Alison Hawthorne Deming discusses her work as Milwaukee Poet-in-Residence for Poets House’s Field Work project, exploring intersections of poetry & science.
Writing and Teaching in a Time of Crisis with Kay Ulanday Barrett
Kay Ulanday Barrett describes June Jordan’s legacy and their mission as “a transgender brown poet and educator to imagine beyond hazardous constraints of binaries.”
Field Work: Aligning Poetry and Science in Salt Lake City
Katharine Coles discusses her work as Salt Lake City Poet-in-Residence for Poets House’s Field Work project, exploring poetry & science via programs at museums & public libraries.
Writing and Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan with Bill Zavatsky
Writer and educator Bill Zavatsky discusses June Jordan’s “For the Sake of People’s Poetry: Walt Whitman and the Rest of Us” and the legacy of both poets.
Writing & Teaching in a Time of Crisis: Lessons from June Jordan with Taiyo Na
Poet, musician & educator Taiyo Na explores June Jordan’s legacy, touching on basketball, activist songwriting & teaching as “an act of creating sanctuary.”