Film Ekphrasis Series
The poems in this series take on films that feature Black femmes, but are not directed by Black femmes.
They attempt to recover the Black girl subjectivity of their protagonists.
" is a 2016 road film starring Sasha Lane. Published in
Ode to Hushpuppy
" is after the 2012 film
Beasts of the Southern Wild
, starring the youngest Best Actress nominee in history, Quvenzhané Wallis. Published in
Best New Poets 2016.
" is after the Kahlil Joseph short film
about Black cowboys in Grayson, OK, starring Wildcat Ebony Brown. Published in
, 10th anniversary issue.
," is a 1996 Spike Lee film about a phone sex operator, starring Teresa Randle. Published in
, 31.2 (Summer/Fall 2019).
This series is inspired by the work of Saidiya Hartman and Kara Keeling.
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