Miller's essay on the politics of poetry.
A poet and self-described literary activist, E. Ethelbert Miller attended Howard University in 1968 — the age in which Black Power was finding its voice. He has remained there ever since, observing and making sense of the trajectory of black history and culture. He pushes at the parameters within which mainstream America routinely sees what he calls "blackness."
A short reflection from Miller on the Harlem Renaissance writer's gentle demeanor.
A selection from Charles Johnson's book of essays on Buddhism and writing.
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