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Drag

by Duriel E. Harris
 

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Poetry. African American Studies. DRAG by Duriel E. Harris is a PoMoFunk symphony weaving the harmonics of language and culture into a transcendent whole. Forrest Hamer said: "We've been waiting for this book. DRAG is an exciting and significant debut collection from a gifted artist. Duriel E. Harris composes various and rich traditions of music, voice, and

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Poetry. African American Studies. DRAG by Duriel E. Harris is a PoMoFunk symphony weaving the harmonics of language and culture into a transcendent whole. Forrest Hamer said: "We've been waiting for this book. DRAG is an exciting and significant debut collection from a gifted artist. Duriel E. Harris composes various and rich traditions of music, voice, and text, and Drag demonstrates ever new possibilities for this synthesis in poetry." Duriel E. Harris holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her writing has been published in ACM (Another Chicago Magazine), Fence, and the African-American Review. She has received grants from the Cave Canem Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council. WBEZ Chicago Public Radio heralded her as one of three Chicago poets for the 21st-century.

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ISBN-13:
9781932418002
Publisher:
Elixir Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Duriel E. Harris is the author of Drag (Elixir Press, 2003). She holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA from New York University. A writer/performer, Ms. Harris is the recipient of a 2001 Illinois Arts Council Finalist Award and a past winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Writer's Conference Poetry Slam. Currently at work on Soma, her first sound recording, Ms. Harris is Poetry Editor for Obsidian III: Literature in the African Diaspora and a co-founder of two collectives: Text(ure) and Black Took. In collaboration with the other members of Black Took, she is editing Os Sacrum, an anthology of oppositional/experimental writing by emerging Black poets, formally announced at the 2001 People's Poetry Gathering. In addition, the Black Took Collective Statement and "Pourmoreformore PoMoFunk dunk, dun paramour," Ms. Harris's Statement of Poetics, appear in Fence 8 (Fall 2001). Other Harris work appears in Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam, Role Call, nocturnes: (re)view of the literary arts, and African American Review.

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