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Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013082-029
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1308-2
...24 DALVI SPEAKER OF CITIES Gautam Pemmaraju Sali, bayat jodey ko baitha toh ek kilock key andar ek bayat jodney ko nai aata; Pun tu jaanta, apun sar ka phirela juna shayar hai. Usney mere ko ek mota sa chiroot haath mey diya aur bola key usko udata ja aur bayat bolta ja. Bus, phir kya bolna; maine...
Published: 20 October 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387497-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8749-7
Published: 05 May 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373568-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7356-8
Series: Latin America Otherwise
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391272-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9127-2
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386445-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8644-5
Published: 27 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377153-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7715-3
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021322-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2132-2
... inclusion in Joseph Beam s 1986 In the Life: A Black Gay Anthology. The best I can do to sum- marize On Not Being White is to say that the essay travels along a speaker s meditation through vari ous anecdotes of his desires for erotic and affective connection with white men, particularly gay white men...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021322-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2132-2
... examples in Terrance Hayes s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin, a collection that signals its tem- porality in the title and that throws its speaker(s) into suspension via the rubric of the- slaughter- to- come. Throughout the seventy sonnets, Hayes puts forth a black male speaker who...
Series: The World Readers, The World Readers
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-074
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... are being shot every day, but we will shoot their children too. Speaker: We feel grieved to have lost this courageous and brave proletar- ian, but comrades let it be known to everyone that we shall take from where this comrade left [off] to a free nonracial South Africa. We shall strive...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021322-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2132-2
... the capaciousness of herself, through the act of rendering herself as the figure of the impersonal. It is the syntax of philosophical self- projection where the speaker throws herself into question and possibility, imagining the instance that she is and is not (yet). As such, one is a fictional case and a habitat...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021322-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2132-2
... something has tried to kill me and has failed. (427) 24 Chapter 1 This poem generates into full bloom from the invitation of its initial question, which sets forth not a relation between the speaker and the addressed but a call to the speaker s instantiation.22 We can appreciate this formation better...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021322-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2132-2
... and claim reflect Baldwin s ideological voluptuousness, the way that he hardly ever concludes an argument there is rarely ever a pithy summary or a sense that the speaker has won the day but instead sustains in the righ teous pursuit of knowing.17 Here I am implying a crucial distinction between righ...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... 2nd Speaker. Dr. C. A. Knight. Subject: Stock taking. Dr Knight said, I feel my self interested because 4 Doctors in Jamaica are engaged in a similar work ty trying to get line of ships betw between Jamaica & Cuba We were toldformerly. that manyWe cannot of these Count houses things around...
Series: Dissident acts
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012696-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1269-6
... nationalist auto- bounds and its self- legitimating cartography of trespass3 registers the ecological, hemispheric crisis of US nationalism, not the misrepresented notion that immigrants locate freedom in the inhospitable, in- crisis United States. As do many lyric speakers across the book, the elegy s...
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By Kevin Quashie
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 05 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021322-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2132-2
... of being.3 Notice, too, how the poem s speaker directs us where to look and assumes that we can and will know how to look rightly; that is, pay attention to how the poem negotiates the politics of looking via its pronouns, by casting the speaker awry from and as observant of black collectivity. Beautifully...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-160
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... of, “From Greenland’s Icy Mountains” followed by a fitting prayer by the Chaplain, Mr J. N. Anglin in which he prayed for the advancement of the Negro race and for the delivery of the right message by the speakers, he also prayed that the people may bear in mind their allegiance to the King. Their flag...
Series: Refiguring American Music
Published: 01 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012795-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1279-5
... to a mellow croon, / I heard a Negro play. The poem s organ izing consciousness, its I, is the grammatical agent of droning, rocking, and hearing. Yet, most readers will assume that the musician produces the music. From the beginning, then, both speaker and musician are involved in making music...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 14 May 2021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1305-1
... of souls in dreams. As the female speaker laments, this fantasy is now also obsolete b­ ecause, with the difference in time zones, she may be awake when her lover s soul visits her in his sleep. The first poem is the only one that names the tech- nical innovations in question, while the second, third...
Series: Sign, Storage, Transmission
Published: 14 May 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013051-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1305-1
... three poems drama- tize the modern efficiency of trains, steamships, tele­grams, and photography, the last of the series focuses on a drastically dif­fer­ent technique found in tra- ditional parting poems and popu­lar lit­era­ ­ture n­ amely, the meeting of souls in dreams. As the female speaker laments...
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-107
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
... speakers from throughout the various communal sections of Haiti with a space for discussing the historical exclusion of the people from political processes, and their current marginalization. Tèt Kole, and the peasant movement more broadly, represent one element of the popular movement that eventually...