Good Morning Revolution: Contemporary African American Poetry

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Contemporary Black Poetics

Spring 2021

Taught By: Rich Blint

Section: A

CRN: 8568

Credits: 4

Since Phillis Wheatley announced her presence as the first African American author of a collection of poetry in the eighteenth century, African American poetics has largely been preoccupied with representing the fact and feeling of unfreedom for black people in this country. Inventing and adapting a variety of styles and forms, the two hundred-plus-year history of black poetics has always operated under the shadow of marginality and national alienation. What effect does such a high-pressure existence have on poetry as a form? How do contemporary poetics differ from the revolutionary beat of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, or the literary gentility of the Harlem Renaissance? More urgently, how do conceptions of a liberatory black future shape the poetry of the now, especially given the rise of white grievance and nationalism?

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 4:52pm 6/18/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/10/2021