Obsidian Digital’s Experiments in Joy


Introductory statement
Duriel E. Harris, Editor


In an ongoing poetics project initiated in August 2016 via Harriet (The Poetry Foundation’s blog for poetry and related news), I am inviting poets and artists to participate in a collaborative creative-critical arts practice by attending to the Call & Response Performance Ensemble’s prompt to conduct Experiments in Joy (announced at Antioch College in 2014 and featured in Obsidian’s fall 2015 special issue). Black artists and their allies are invited to share reflections and artworks towards shared joy and our collaborative creation of the worlds we inhabit—and the worlds that inhabit us.

—Duriel E. Harris, Editor


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We invite you to join Obsidian Digital in our newest web venture, a collaborative space for Experiments in Joy by artists of the African Diaspora and allies. An extension of the ongoing collaborative creative-critical arts practice announced at Antioch College in 2014 and featured in Obsidian’s fall 2015 special issue, these Experiments in…(Read More)

An Introduction: Gabrielle Civil Without a discourse of their own, Black women artists remain fixed in the trajectory of displacement, hardly moving beyond the defensive posture of merely responding to their objectification and misrepresentation by others. —Freida High W. Tesfagiorgis, “In Search of a Discourse and Critique/s that Center the Art of Black Women…(Read More)

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