Fortified with Vitamins and Spirituals

The Watching   Transgression in Public Spaces: A dialogue between bell hooks and Arthur Jafa James Baldwin: 1979 Speech Angela Davis: How Does Change Happen?  Nikky Finney: 2012 National Book Festival Achieving our Country: James Baldwin and American Morality   -“Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it,Continue reading “Fortified with Vitamins and Spirituals”

The Poet, The Essayist & The Golem

The Poet Conversations with Nikki Giovanni Edited by Virginia C. Fowler ISBN: 9780878055876 (c) 1992 The is a collection of interviews with and articles about Nikki Giovanni from 1969 to 1992. The pieces are in chronological order and it’s interesting to see how her views on a host of subjects (writing, poetry, racism, sexism, revolutions,Continue reading “The Poet, The Essayist & The Golem”

What I’m Reading

Stopped in a small bookstore to do a little browsing and picked up The Cross Of Redemption: Uncollected Writings of James Baldwin. I am really having a ball reading this–both what he says and how he says it. His style of writing makes the little gray cells happy.  It’s interesting to see recognizable quotes inContinue reading “What I’m Reading”