What is a Black Poetics and Why Does it Matter? (Panel Discussion)

Panel discussion featuring Annie Seaton (Bard) and Erica Hunt (Wesleyan), moderated by Dawn Lundy Martin (Pitt). The panel will focus on the definition and value of "black poetics" in our contemporary moment.

Annie Seaton founded and directs The Difference and Media Project at Bard College, an interdisciplinary lab-creative space focused on difference and inquiry via multimedia approaches. Annie earned her PhD from Harvard, and was a post-doctorate faculty fellow at Brown in Aesthetics and Politics. Her work with HowDoYouSayYamInAfrican was featured in the Whitney Biennial and in galleries and museums internationally.

Erica Hunt is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University, and works at forefront of experimental poetry and poetics, critical race theory, and feminist aesthetics. She is author of books of poetry and chapbooks including Arcade with artist Alison Saar, Piece Logic, Local History, Time Flies Right Before the Eyes, and A Day and Its Approximates. Her essays on poetics have been collected in Moving Borders: Three Decades of Innovative Writing by Women and The Politics of Poetic Form, among other anthologies.

Dawn Lundy Martin is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and Co-Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics.

For more information on this event, click here or email Don Bialostosky at dhb2@pitt.edu.


Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 4:00pm

Location and Address

501 Cathedral of Learning