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“The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter,” Poetry, Photography, & Socially-Engaged Practice

Presented by Center for African American Poetry and Poetics at Online/Virtual Space

Sep 30 2020
“The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter,” Poetry, Photography, & Socially-Engaged Practice

This event continues our weeklong Collective Protest & Rebellion: A Black Study Intensive, presented by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics,

How do we bridge the gap between individuals? Is there a redemptive beauty in the representation of a black body? Where in the image (linguistic and/or visual) does resistance/refusal lie? How do poetry and photographic images open up moments for intimacy? What is the relationship between the archetypal, the stereotypical, and what we create? Where is “blackness” located in diaspora: anchor or fissure, community or dispersal? How might we consider geographical space, traveling, the natural

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