This is the last day of National Poetry Month and I wanted to share a couple of the poems I wrote for the NaPoWriMo challenge this month: Prosthetic Conscience We are the abominations: _ And like a bomb in nations We go off as we enter their spaces _ The sight of us Blowing off […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: My Poetry 4
When I first heard that the Black Radical Imagination were showing their Futurist Film Showcase at The Meat Market in Brooklyn, at first I was a little suspicious. Turns out, it’s a clothing boutique with a strange name and nice items. But anyway, I did enjoy the showcase, which for me was a selection of […]Read More Modern Griots Reviews: Futurist Film Showcase
As a poet, I am always looking for new poets to love, and I came across South African poet, playwright, director, and producer Napo Masheane on Poetry Potion (their latest issue, On Being Human). Masheane’s poetry has a magical and mythical feel to them as she writes about black women and her own heritage. Her […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Napo Masheane
*Call for chapters for an anthology on Afrofuturism 2.0: “We are soliciting scholarly research, theoretical essays, and applied studies that explore how the concept of Afrofuturism is related to Africana Studies for an anthology…Authors are to submit a 250-300 word abstract for consideration by the editors by June 10, 2013. Authors of accepted abstracts will […]Read More Moving on the Wires: Afrofuturism 2.0 Call for Papers, Janelle Monae + Erykah Badu, Kelis
Enjoy these two videos that I recently saw that include themes about earth and nature from a speculative fiction angle. Also, take a look at Outdoor Afro, a social community encouraging the exploration of nature. Book video for Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents Nature SuperHero Heal our World Heal […]Read More Happy Earth Day!
Starting this month until October, there will be several events celebrating poet, playwright, educator and activist Sekou Sundiata, all part of Blink Your Eyes: Sekou Sundiata Revisited, a New York City-wide retrospective. There have been a few events this month already, including one with Tracie Morris, and during next two weeks will be events at […]Read More Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth: Sekou Sundiata
(warning for epilepsy!) Remember E.T. with Elliot riding the bike into the sky; that was the first thought I had reading UK rapper Juice Aleem‘s title “MoorKaba Light Bikes” on his EP featuring three versions of this song and “Anumal.” That sense of theatrics and spectacle as well as a theme of elevating oneself are […]Read More Modern Griots Reviews: Juice Aleem