The Poetry Project


homemaking — language’s capacity to transform

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shelter happens seldomly and/like an accident/it stops

  • June Jordan, Who Look at Me

Participants will join the Zora’s Daughters podcast hosts Brendane Tynes and Alyssa James in a conversation centering Black feminist homeplace, its roots and its un/re/making. We will unpack the meaning of the word “home,” discuss Brendane’s forthcoming dissertation chapter entitled "'This Person Should Be Impossible': Affect, Blackness, and Making 'Home,'" and the myriad practices Black people create “home” as a transitory, affective, symbolic, and metamorphic place that decidedly affirms Black being.

Curated by Bryn Evans

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