“A Welcome Bridge”: Lucy Negro, Redux by Carolyn Randall Williams Marches on Shakespeare for Black Southern Writers

A Southern African-American poet has just published a work of radical literary integration.  It storms the last bastion of dead-white-guy literature, the “whites only” lunch counter of Shakespeare studies.  Shakespeare’s progenitorial place in literature makes him patriarchal, a hegemonic figure for some.  Where postcolonial poets meet him, they curse him in his own language, as … Continue reading “A Welcome Bridge”: Lucy Negro, Redux by Carolyn Randall Williams Marches on Shakespeare for Black Southern Writers

CPR Volume 18-2

April, 2016 T A B L E of C O N T E N T S POEMS Joan Colby, Testimony Mary Moore, Economy Rebecca Starks, On Tidying Up Ann V. DeVilbiss, In a Field, Far Carlie Hoffman, North Window Dianne Stepp, Hunger Stephanie Coyne DeGhett, The Colors Christopher Petruccelli, Verdigris Steven Sanchez, After Bobby Jindal … Continue reading CPR Volume 18-2