3/5/2013 Write On! Radio

 

We speak with Evie Shockley about her new collection of poetry the new black, which won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry. She is also the author of a half-red sea, two chapbooks, and a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry.

We also speak with Sha Cage about her upcoming performance in N.I.G.G.E.R., which blends monologue, song, interviews and movement in an experimental examination of the residual impact of this word (through a female lens).

Playlist Tracks: 
Bobby McFerrin - Bang! Zoom
Album: Bang! Zoom; Label: BlueNote
T. Tykwer, J. Klimek, R. Heil - Running One
Album: Run Lola Run; Label: TVT Soundtrax
Bobby McFerrin - Bang! Zoom
Album: Bang! Zoom; Label: BlueNote
Evie Shockley - the new black
Topics: poetry
Sha Cage - N.I.G.G.E.R
Topics: one-woman show