Vol 41, No 1 & 2 (2015)

Call & Response: Experiments in Joy and Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry

A full-color double issue has the special features "Call & Response: Experiments in Joy," guest edited by Gabrielle Civil and Ebony Noëlle Golden, and "Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry," guest edited by Meta DuEwa Jones, Keith D. Leonard, and giovanni singleton, as well as general issue content.

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Call & Response: Experiments in Joy: An Introduction
Gabrielle Civil
Getting to Joy: Emergence(s) & Experimentation/s
Ebony Noëlle Golden
Other Selves
Tracey Rose Peyton
Finding Rest (from Straight Yellow Jacket)
Maxie A. Rockymore
Weave of Motives (after Hortense Spillers)
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
From Headwraps & Haikus
t. tara turk
Convening: An Archive
Convening: An Archive
Announcing the Call: July 22, 2014
Announcing the Call
from Call & Response: Artists Announce the Call: Experiments in Joy
Call & Response Artists
Call & Response: Experiments in Joy Festival: August 22–24 (Web Announcement)
Call & Response Artists
Paint Like a Man!
Wura-Natasha Ogunji
Tiny Winey
Rosamond S. King
_____ Is the Thing with Feathers
Gabrielle Civil
Cooking Kentifrican Cuisine with Chef Isaac DeLamatre
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
my brown body, this i know: in response to The Call (part i)
Miré Regulus
La Mujer Maravilla Exploración #4
Awilda Rodríguez Lora
SPIN: Brighter Days Music Factory
Duriel E. Harris
Experiments in Joy
Chloë Bass
Kentifrican Cultural Practices: An Experiment in Joy
Kevin McGruder
Utopic Mappings: Performing Joy
Elizabeth Currans
“I don’t write to God no more…I write to you”: A Recipe & Ritual for an Epistolary Connection (with You)
Indigo X
An Open Letter to Bob Marley: Time to Create Reggae Dialogues
Deanne Bell
from me & Nina: A Play in One Act
Monica A. Hand
Growing Pains
Tonya Cherie Hegamin
Recall, Response & Rememory
Lewis Wallace
Reginald Eldridge, Jr.
Good News
Reginald Eldridge, Jr.
Call & Response: Experiments in Joy: An Introduction
Gabrielle Civil


Autumn with Spiders
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo
Justin Phillip Reed
Figure 02. “Orientation”
Justin Phillip Reed
For the Tattooed Woman at Lefty’s Tap
Adrian S. Potter
people in glass towers should not imagine us
t’ai freedom ford
dear ebonics
t’ai freedom ford
dear ebonics (postscript)
t’ai freedom ford
Tiffany Austin
Poem for James Reese Europe
Paul r. Harding
Crystal Stair
Cole Lavalais
Muhammad Ali, in Atlanta, 1996
Brian Gilmore
The Uses of Salt
M. Shelly Conner
Gabrielle Civil
“A Lion at Pendleton”: Charles Johnson’s Reimagining of a Moment
Toni Pressley-Sanon
Romantic & Romanticized International Journeying: Marita Golden’s Migrations of the Heart
Trudier Harris


Poets in Old Age
Toi Derricotte
At an Abraham Lincoln Celebration
Toi Derricotte
For the young cherry tree in my yard
Toi Derricotte
Yusef Komunyakaa
Turner’s Great Tussle with Water
Yusef Komunyakaa
Benbannik uhday yoesay-day / Their Name is Benbannik
Douglas Kearney
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Marilyn Nelson
Henriette deLille
Marilyn Nelson
Three Railroad Pieces; Three Towns: The Distance
C. S. Giscombe
Three Railroad Pieces; Three Towns: A Train at Night
C. S. Giscombe
Three Railroad Pieces; Three Towns: From Ohio Railroads
C. S. Giscombe
Eleggua & Eshu Ain’t the Same
Phillip B. Williams
The Master Bedroom
Mendi + Keith Obadike
Mendi + Keith Obadike
Gun Carriage at Old Fort
Mark McMorris
Paradise & Plantation
Mark McMorris
vial two
Raina J. León
after the cinema
Raina J. León
Quincy Troupe
2. Rituals of Sacraments Romare Saw in the Mirror
Quincy Troupe
3. Cutouts Romare Saw in the Streets
Quincy Troupe
Seeding the Future Is Seeing the Future of African American Poetry
Meta DuEwa Jones, Keith D. Leonard
The Work of Black Literature in the Age of Digital Reproducibility
John Keene
“She Is Twenty-Three Months Pregnant”: The Quare, Black Maternity & Bob Kaufman’s Surreal (Re)vision of the African American Migration Narrative
L. Lamar Wilson
Innocence & Fury: Reading the Pink in Rita Dove’s Mother Love
Althea Tait
“soundtrack for a generational shift”: Music & Innovation in Evie Shockley’s the new black
Laura Vrana
Being There, Doing That: DC’s Dasein
Aldon Lynn Nielsen


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ISSN: 0888-4412