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Date(s): Friday, February 22, 2019, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Traditions, University Club (view map)
Type(s): Lecture, Presentation
Genre and Form(s): African American, Asian American, Indigenous, Latinx, Poetry, Social Justice
Tags: Agency, Authority, Ideology, Culture, Form, Response, Race
In this session, we will examine poems by people of color that directly speak back to/are in conversation with previous poets of the dominant culture. By exploring poems by Robert Frost and Thylias Moss, Allen Ginsberg and Craig Santos Perez, Maggie Smith and Natalie Scenters-Zapico, we will seek to discover why poets of color often feel the impulse to remix/revise/clap back at older canonized poems. This lecture will suggest that a type of agency and authority is achieved by remixing older verses in order to make something new that includes peoples, ideologies, and cultures that have too often been omitted, removed, forgotten, and/or misunderstood.