FURIOUS FLOWER II is the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today’s Black poetry. Surpassing the scope, ambition and accomplishments of its 1998 predecessor FURIOUS FLOWER, this three-part program presents outstanding critical scholarship on Black contemporary poetry’s origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances.
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Program I - Roots and First Fruits (60 min) discusses the major influences shaping the creative origins, poetic voice and stylistic approach of these poets. Significant influences include regional language, historic context, geographic location, personal passions and political commitment.