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Call & Response: Experiments in Joy
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry
41.1 • 41.2

Gabrielle Civil, Guest Editor
Ebony Noëlle Golden, Associate Guest Editor
giovanni singleton, Meta DuEwa Jones & Keith D. Leonard, Guest Editors

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Little by Little 3
Sassy Ragdale Lindy 
Mankwe Ndosi

The Alien Project 
Catron Booker

from “SPIN: Brighter Days Music Factory,” feat. DJ Buddha (Antioch College, “Call & Response,“ Aug 23, 2014)
Duriel E. Harris


Call & Response: Experiments in Joy: An Introduction [PDF excerpt] 
Gabrielle Civil

Getting to Joy: Emergence(s) & Experimentation/s 
Ebony Noëlle Golden (in conversation w/ Adaku Utah)

Other Selves 
Tracey Rose Peyton

Finding Rest (from Straight Yellow Jacket) 
Maxie A. Rockymore

Weave of Motives (after Hortense Spillers) 
Alexis Pauline Gumbs

From Headwraps & Haikus [PDF] 

t. tara turk

Convening: An Archive 
Announcing the Call: July 22, 2014 
from Call & Response: Artists Announce the Call: Experiments in Joy 
Call & Response: Experiments in Joy Festival: August 22–24
(Web Announcement) 

Paint Like a Man! 
Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Tiny Winey 
Rosamond S. King

_____ Is the Thing with Feathers 
Gabrielle Civil

Cooking Kentifrican Cuisine with Chef Isaac DeLamatre 
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

my brown body, this i know: in response to The Call (part i) 
Miré Regulus

La Mujer Maravilla Exploración #4 
Awilda Rodríguez Lora

SPIN: Brighter Days Music Factory 
Duriel E. Harris

Experiments in Joy [PDF]
Chloë Bass

Kentifrican Cultural Practices: An Experiment in Joy 
Kevin McGruder

Utopic Mappings: Performing Joy [PDF excerpt] 
Elizabeth Currans

“I don’t write to God no more…I write to you”: A Recipe & Ritual for an Epistolary Connection (with You) 
Indigo X

An Open Letter to Bob Marley: Time to Create Reggae Dialogues 
Deanne Bell

from me & Nina: A Play in One Act 
Monica A. Hand

Growing Pains 
Tonya Cherie Hegamin

Recall, Response & Rememory 
Lewis Wallace

Good News 
Reginald Eldridge, Jr.



Africa SOS
Gangsta Birth
Yolanda Wisher


Autumn with Spiders 
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

Figure 02. “Orientation” [PDF] 
Justin Phillip Reed

For the Tattooed Woman at Lefty’s Tap 
Adrian S. Potter

people in glass towers should not imagine us 
dear ebonics 
dear ebonics (postscript) 
t’ai freedom ford

Bare [PDF] 
Tiffany Austin

Poem for James Reese Europe 
Paul r. Harding

Crystal Stair 
Cole Lavalais

Muhammad Ali, in Atlanta, 1996 
Brian Gilmore

The Uses of Salt [PDF excerpt]
M. Shelly Conner

Gabrielle Civil

“A Lion at Pendleton”: Charles Johnson’s Reimagining of a Moment 
Toni Pressley-Sanon

Romantic & Romanticized International Journeying: Marita Golden’s Migrations of the Heart [PDF excerpt]
Trudier Harris


giovanni singleton, Guest Editor

Poets in Old Age 
At an Abraham Lincoln Celebration 
For the young cherry tree in my yard 
Toi Derricotte

Turner’s Great Tussle with Water 
Yusef Komunyakaa

Benbannik uhday yoesay-day / Their Name is Benbannik [PDF]
Douglas Kearney

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz [PDF]
Henriette deLille 
Marilyn Nelson

Three Railroad Pieces; Three Towns The Distance 
A Train at Night 
From Ohio Railroads 
C. S. Giscombe

Eleggua & Eshu Ain’t the Same [PDF]
Phillip B. Williams

The Master Bedroom 
Mendi + Keith Obadike

Gun Carriage at Old Fort 
Paradise & Plantation 
The Last City 
Mark McMorris

vial two 
after the cinema 
Raina J. León

Rituals of Sacraments Romare Saw in the Mirror 
Cutouts Romare Saw in the Streets 
Quincy Troupe

Meta DuEwa Jones, Guest Editor
Keith D. Leonard, Guest Editor

Seeding the Future Is Seeing the Future of African American Poetry 
Meta DuEwa Jones & Keith D. Leonard

The Work of Black Literature in the Age of Digital Reproducibility [PDF excerpt]
John Keene

“She Is Twenty-Three Months Pregnant”: The Quare, Black Maternity & Bob Kaufman’s Surreal (Re)vision of the African American Migration Narrative [PDF excerpt]
L. Lamar Wilson

Innocence & Fury: Reading the Pink in Rita Dove’s Mother Love 
Althea Tait

“soundtrack for a generational shift”: Music & Innovation in Evie Shockley’s the new black 
Laura Vrana

Being There, Doing That: DC’s Dasein 
Aldon Lynn Nielsen



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