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Call & Response: Experiments in Joy
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry
Fall 2015 | 41.1 • 41.2

Obsidian Digital Table of Contents

CALL & RESPONSE: EXPERIMENTS IN JOY

Gabrielle Civil, Guest Editor
Ebony Noëlle Golden, Associate Guest Editor

DIGITAL

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


PRINT

Call & Response: Experiments in Joy: An Introduction [PDF excerpt] • 3
Gabrielle Civil

Getting to Joy: Emergence(s) & Experimentation/s • 14
Ebony Noëlle Golden (in conversation w/ Adaku Utah)

Other Selves • 19
Tracey Rose Peyton

Finding Rest (from Straight Yellow Jacket) • 23
Maxie A. Rockymore

Weave of Motives (after Hortense Spillers) • 26
Alexis Pauline Gumbs

From Headwraps & Haikus [PDF] • 28
t. tara turk

Convening: An Archive • 43
Announcing the Call: July 22, 2014 • 44
from Call & Response: Artists Announce the Call: Experiments in Joy • 47
Call & Response: Experiments in Joy Festival: August 22–24
(Web Announcement) • 48

Paint Like a Man! • 51
Wura-Natasha Ogunji

Tiny Winey • 54
Rosamond S. King

_____ Is the Thing with Feathers • 58
Gabrielle Civil

Cooking Kentifrican Cuisine with Chef Isaac DeLamatre • 63
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

my brown body, this i know: in response to The Call (part i) • 68
Miré Regulus

La Mujer Maravilla Exploración #4 • 75
Awilda Rodríguez Lora

SPIN: Brighter Days Music Factory • 78
Duriel E. Harris

Experiments in Joy [PDF] • 81
Chloë Bass

Kentifrican Cultural Practices: An Experiment in Joy • 82
Kevin McGruder

Utopic Mappings: Performing Joy [PDF excerpt] • 90
Elizabeth Currans

“I don’t write to God no more…I write to you”: A Recipe & Ritual for an Epistolary Connection (with You) • 103
Indigo X

An Open Letter to Bob Marley: Time to Create Reggae Dialogues • 107
Deanne Bell

from me & Nina: A Play in One Act • 111
Monica A. Hand

Growing Pains • 123
Tonya Cherie Hegamin

Recall, Response & Rememory • 129
Lewis Wallace

Sky • 138
Good News • 139
Reginald Eldridge, Jr.


GENERAL ISSUE

DIGITAL

Africa SOS
Cycle
Gangsta Birth
Yolanda Wisher


PRINT

Autumn with Spiders • 143
Ngwatilo Mawiyoo

Slough • 144
Figure 02. “Orientation” [PDF] • 145
Justin Phillip Reed

For the Tattooed Woman at Lefty’s Tap • 146
Adrian S. Potter

people in glass towers should not imagine us • 147
dear ebonics • 148
dear ebonics (postscript) • 149
t’ai freedom ford

Bare [PDF] • 150
Tiffany Austin

Poem for James Reese Europe • 151
Paul r. Harding

Crystal Stair • 153
Cole Lavalais

Muhammad Ali, in Atlanta, 1996 • 170
Brian Gilmore

The Uses of Salt [PDF excerpt] • 177
M. Shelly Conner

Auction • 191
Gabrielle Civil

“A Lion at Pendleton”: Charles Johnson’s Reimagining of a Moment • 195
Toni Pressley-Sanon

Romantic & Romanticized International Journeying: Marita Golden’s Migrations of the Heart [PDF excerpt]• 209
Trudier Harris


FURIOUS FLOWER: SEEDING THE FUTURE OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY

POETRY
giovanni singleton, Guest Editor

Poets in Old Age • 239
At an Abraham Lincoln Celebration • 240
For the young cherry tree in my yard • 241
Toi Derricotte

Lemons • 242
Turner’s Great Tussle with Water • 243
Yusef Komunyakaa

Benbannik uhday yoesay-day / Their Name is Benbannik [PDF]• 244
Douglas Kearney

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz [PDF] • 252
Henriette deLille • 254
Marilyn Nelson

Three Railroad Pieces; Three Towns The Distance • 256
A Train at Night • 259
From Ohio Railroads • 260
C. S. Giscombe

Eleggua & Eshu Ain’t the Same [PDF] • 262
Phillip B. Williams

The Master Bedroom • 264
Disclosure • 265
Mendi + Keith Obadike

Gun Carriage at Old Fort • 266
Paradise & Plantation • 268
The Last City • 269
Mark McMorris

vial two • 271
after the cinema • 272
Raina J. León

Mercy • 274
Rituals of Sacraments Romare Saw in the Mirror • 276
Cutouts Romare Saw in the Streets • 278
Quincy Troupe


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

Seeding the Future Is Seeing the Future of African American Poetry • 283
Meta DuEwa Jones & Keith D. Leonard

The Work of Black Literature in the Age of Digital Reproducibility [PDF excerpt] • 288
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] • 316
L. Lamar Wilson

Innocence & Fury: Reading the Pink in Rita Dove’s Mother Love • 348
Althea Tait

“soundtrack for a generational shift”: Music & Innovation in Evie Shockley’s the new black • 371
Laura Vrana

Being There, Doing That: DC’s Dasein • 387
Aldon Lynn Nielsen

Contributors • 401