Grace Cavalieri Releases New Podcast with Jeffrey Lamar Coleman
Coleman is a professor of English at St. Mary's College of Maryland. He is the editor of Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era (Duke University Press) and author of Spirits Distilled: Poems (Red Hen Press).
Grace Cavalieri's new series on the poets of Maryland, for which she was recently funded by Maryland Humanities, is off to a strong and engaging start. This week's guest, professor of English, Jeffrey Lamar Coleman, is the editor of Words of Protest, Words of Freedom: Poetry of the American Civil Rights Movement and Era and an accomplished poet in his own regard (his latest collection Spirits Distilled: Poems, is available from Red Hen Press).
In this podcast, Coleman discusses and reads many poems from his own work and from black poets of the civil rights era. Grace and Coleman also talk about the erasure of black voices from the "classic rock" canon, especially the multi-talented Prince. Coleman impresses with his unique cadence, his breadth of historical knowledge, and his passion for social justice.
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