Category archive: Publications

Elisa New Reviews African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song for Harvard Magazine

On Friday August 13th, Harvard Magazine published a review by Professor Elisa New of Kevin Young’s 1,000-plus page anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. A polymath, Young is, among other things, the Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, the poetry editor for The New Yorker, the author of 15 volumes of poetry and prose, and the prolific editor of eight previous collections of poetry.

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Nautilus Features Poetry in America Conversation with Richard Dawkins

What are the forces that shape us, that make us the way we are?  How much control do we have over the decisions we make each day?  Are we mere products of our environment, or do we have the power to transform the world around us? Questions like these have long guided research by scientists, social scientists, and philosophers.  But, as this Nautilus feature on Poetry in America’s conversation with evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins demonstrates, such questions also lend themselves to poetic inquiry.

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