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Furious flower II [videorecording] : regenerating the black poetic tradition / Judith McCray, producer ; John L. Hodges, Jr., director ; James Madison University.

McCray, Judith (Producer). Hodges, John L. (Screenwriter, Editor). Gabbin, Joanne V. (Narrator). James Madison University (Added Author). California Newsreel (Firm) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 4323 37684001057291 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Student Activities Center SAC DVD 7 37684001099442 Student Activities Center Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (214 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [South Burlington, VT] : California Newsreel, 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Educational use.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Roots and first fruits. Houston A. Baker, Jr., Nikky Finney, Askia Touré, Rita Dove, Major Jackson, Lucille Clifton (70 min.) -- 2. Cross-pollination in the diaspora. Velma Pollard, Kwame Dawes, Brenda Marie Osbey, Haki Madhubuti, Elizabeth Alexander, Yusef Komunyakaa (66 min.) -- 3. Blooming in the whirlwind. Amiri Baraka, Marilyn Nelson, Sharan Strange, Kevin Young, Cornelius Eady, Tony Medina, Sonia Sanchez (78 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, John L. Hodges, Jr. ; videography, David Moubray, Kevin Camden, George Lilly.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Joanne V. Gabbin.
Summary, etc.:
"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer.Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."
System Details Note:
Subject: American poetry > African-American authors
African American poets > Interviews.
African Americans > Poetry
African Americans > Intellectual life > 20th century
Genre: Documentary films.

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