The Future of Black Afrofuturism, Black Comics, and Superhero Poetry

Len Lawson (Editor); Cynthia Manick (Editor); Gary Jackson (Editor)


Publisher: Blair
Format: Book
Binding: pb
Pages: 234
Released: November 2, 2021
ISBN-13: 9781949467673

The expansion of Marvel and DC Comics' characters such as Black Panther, Luke Cage, and Black Lightning in film and on television has created a proliferation of poetry in this genreā€”receiving wide literary and popular attention.

This groundbreaking collection highlights work from poets who have written verse within this growing tradition, including Terrance Hayes, Lucille Clifton, Gil Scott-Heron, A. Van Jordan, Glenis Redmond, Tracy K. Smith, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Joshua Bennett, Douglas Kearney, Tara Betts, Frank X Walker, Tyree Daye, and others.

In addition, the anthology features the work of artists such as John Jennings and Najee Dorsey, showcasing their interpretations of superheroes, Black comic characters, Afrofuturistic images from the African diaspora.

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