CFP: Sonia Sanchez & the Black Arts Movement (1/5/05; journal issue)
10.2 Special issue of BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review
on Sonia Sanchez & the Black Arts Movement
Essays are invited for a special issue of BMa in which the focus is on
the work of a poet who has been described as one of the ?greatest poets
to emerge from the Black Arts Movement.?
Essays should explicitly locate Sonia Sanchez within the context of the
Black Arts Movement and then examine the extent to which BAM influenced
her work in the following areas:
Expansive Narrative poems
? Children?s stories
Essays that focus on the following will also be considered:
? Sonia Sanchez as a performance artist
? Sonia Sanchez?s relationship with other artists
? Visual Artists--- Sanchez?s collaboration with visual artists of the
Black Arts Movement as revealed in her poetry, particularly the
relationship that she shared with Ademola Olugebefola who designed the
cover of A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women
? Jazz Musicians--- the impact of jazz musicians upon Sanchez?s work,
especially that of John Coltrane and her relationship/collaboration
with contemporary jazz musicians.
? Spoken Word---Sanchez?s unique relationship with younger generation
spoken word artists.
Essays (4000-6000 words, including notes) should follow MLA Style(4th
Edition; 1995) and typed in 12-point Times New Roman.
An electronic Statement of Intention with 250 word proposal should be
submitted to F. E. De Lancey, Editor at delancfe_at_drexel.edu.
Essays in triplicate are due January 5, 2005 and should be mailed to:
F. E. De Lancey,
Editor, BMa: The Sonia Sanchez Literary Review
Department of English and Philosophy
5050 MacAlister Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Received on Fri Sep 17 2004 - 16:46:52 EDT