Postcards to the Future: Future / Adrienne Kennedy

Adrienne Kennedy In her supple and sincere commitment to words and their worlds, Adrienne Kennedy asserts the profundity of the first impression of words as meaningful onto the child’s mind.  – Tracie Morris letter to sixteen year old It is crystal clear a person has to be in love with writing. writers culture. in order to

The Range of Possibilities offered by the Dream World by Lillian Bertram

Postcards to the Future: Future / Lillian Yvonne Bertram

The Dream World is a place she can reach through her own body  by Lillian Yvonne Bertram “In this section Lillian-Yvonne Bertram engages the slippages between poetics, literary criticism and philosophy to consider the framing of the “negro’s” body as a viewed space and that this person, this negro as paragon, insists upon her own

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Postcards to the Future: Future / Ruth Ellen Kocher

Skit: MLK Jr. and Lieutenant Uhura Have Coffee and Cake, by Ruth Ellen Kocher “In this speculative excerpt, Kocher conflates the foreboding assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. with the hope of a brighter, more expansive future, entrusted to Afronaut Lieutenant Nyota Uhura.”  – Tracie Morris Below is an excerpt from an interview with author at KXCI

Future with Quote by Erica Hunt

Postcards to the Future: Future / Introduction

“A future where everyone has dignity. Imagine that.”—Erica Hunt At the cusp of the light at the end of the tunnel, what is that just ahead? Is it a healthier, more caring world? Is it stasis, just entering another variation of this room we’re stuck in around the calendar bend, or is it a new thing, something

Postcards to the Future: JOY / Tisa Bryant

Finally, in two sections, Tisa Bryant underscores the meaningfulness of teaching, creating, making work, making meaning for ourselves and those under our care. We are part of a community with psychic/psychological understandings, scars, wounds and words. Radical Black women make extraordinary work. There is joy to be found in that acceptance, in continuing this tradition

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