Cheryl Clarke, PhD, Rutgers, is the author of four books of poetry. Her talk, "Black Women's Poetry as a Tool for Activism," will be held on Tuesday, March 8, 2005. Cheryl Clarke's most recent book, "After Mecca" Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement (Rutgers University Press, 2005), explores the relationship between the Black Arts Movement and black women writers of the period. Clarke charts the emergence of a new and distinct black poetics and its relationship to the black community's struggle for rights and liberation. She also traces the contributions of these poets to the development of feminism and lesbian-feminism, and the legacy they left for others to build on.
Free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact Alicia Remolde at WMST@mail.montclair.edu