“The Idea of Ancestry” in Contemporary Black Art

Elizabeth Alexander presents “The Idea of Ancestry” in Contemporary Black Art
April 24, 2013 5:30 PM
Wallace Hall, 300
Elizabeth Alexander presents “The Idea of Ancestry” in Contemporary Black Art
April 24, 2013 5:30 PM
Wallace Hall, 300
Presenters:
Elizabeth Alexander

The recent posthumous publication of the collected poems of Lucille Clifton, and the acquisition of her archive by Emory University provide the opportunity to consider the work of this great American poet in its full dimension.    This talk will reframe her ouvre and focus specifically on the philosophical underpinnings of poems that speak across the porous scrim between life and death that is a premised understanding of Clifton’s work.

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