Check out the live tweeting of the “Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies” conference hosted by Purdue University. #NEHBlackspace. HBW’s very own Kenton Rambsy presented his research on text-mining.
Muhammad Ali, world renowned boxer, died Friday at the age of 74. Apart from boxing, Ali was known for his poetry, predicting in which round he would knock out his opponent. His death came less than two months after the death of Prince Rogers Nelson. Look out for a tribute to Prince coming soon.
Annalisa Quinn reviewed The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner. Lerner argues that we expect too much from poetry, and this “inevitable failure of poems to live up to their sublime promise generates a kind of contempt.”
Dr. Maryemma Graham wrote on the remake of Roots in “Roots: The Good, Bad, and Ugly.”