CFP: Black Poetry and Politics (9/15/03; journal issue)

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Call for Papers

Obsidian III: Black Literature in the African Diaspora invites 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 and invite your inquiries. Deadline for
submission is September 15, 2003.

Please contact Dr. Joyce Pettis, Editor at this email address or at:
Obsidian III
Department of English, Box 8105
North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

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