A Black Is...Black Ain’t Salon Finale

April 21, 2021 - 6:00pm

The fifth and final event in our Black Study 2.0 series, Black Is...Black Ain't, made possible the generous support of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of the Arts & Sciences and The Dietrich Foundation.

A live-streaming of an in-person salon featuring Terrance Hayes, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Angie Cruz.


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Terrance Hayes’s most recent publications include American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin (Penguin, 2018) and To Float In The Space Between: Drawings and Essays in Conversation with Etheridge Knight (Wave, 2018). To Float In The Space Between was winner of the Poetry Foundation’s 2019 Pegasus Award for Poetry Criticism and a finalist for the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism. American Sonnets for My Past And Future Assassin won the Hurston/Wright 2019 Award for Poetry and was a finalist the 2018 National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry, the 2018 National Book Award in Poetry, the 2018 TS Eliot Prize for Poetry, and the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Hayes is a Professor of English at New York University. 


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The Center for African American Poetry & Poetics’ (CAAPP) Black Study 2.0 series, Black is…Black Ain’t, is organized around various themes while all exploring ideas of Blackness’s fugitivity, its runaway state, how it can attach to other bodies who must then take up a disparaged subjectivity, and, too, creativity.

In this Black Study series, CAAPP’s programming will be intentionally African diasporic and in conversation with the range of Indigenous and displaced peoples of color. In this Study, we focus our collective curatorial lens on creating, rethinking, working together to shift inherited categories and ideas of race/Black/etc. We might think of the virtual events as connected to the following thought experiment: what if together in community we try to upend the blatant, subtle, and invisible modes of domination using our creative practice?

We hope you'll join us for the entire series!

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