Renegade Poetics Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry
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Publisher: University of Iowa Press
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Beginning with a deceptively simple question—What do we mean when we designate behaviors, values, or forms of expression as “black”?—Evie Shockley’sRenegade Poeticsseparates what we think we know about black aesthetics from the more complex and nuanced possibilities the concept has long encompassed. The study reminds us, first, that even among the radicalized young poets and theorists who associated themselves with the Black Arts Movement that began in the mid-1960s, the contours of black aesthetics were deeply contested and, second, that debates about the relationship between aesthetics and politics for African American artists continue into the twenty-first century. Shockley argues that More...
EVIE SHOCKLEY is an assistant professor of English at Rutgers University and the author of a half-red sea, the chapbook The Gorgon Goddess, and the forthcoming study Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry.
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