We invite submissions on the subject “Black Poetry and Politics.” Poetry written by people of African descent has been put to numerous tasks, and among the first of those is its political utility.
We invite scholarly and innovative essays that examine the numerous intersections of poetry and politics over the years. However, we are particularly interested in what is perhaps the more subversive collaboration of poetry and politics and in the poets who practice it. We welcome analyses of this phenomenon during the 1960s, but also encourage exploration of the topic since that era. Who are the emerging poets who are producing political poetry? Has black poetry become less or more aggressive in its political mission? Are discussions still relevant about the role of art/poetry in the African American community? We also encourage interviews with poets for this issue.
Essays should be 20-25 pages and adhere to MLA format. No email submissions will be accepted.
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