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Stanford University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Conference-Dunbar: The Originator-Part Ii, Joanne Braxton Jan 2012

Stanford University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Conference-Dunbar: The Originator-Part Ii, Joanne Braxton

Joanne Braxton

In this video, Professor Joanne M. Braxton (introduced by Shelley Fisher Fishkin) presents the introductory keynote "Dunbar: The Originator" for Stanford University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Centennial Conference on March 10, 2006. A main purpose of the conference was to "explore new critical perspectives on the diversity of Dunbar's literary production as a poet, novelist, lyricist, dramatist, and journalist" one hundred years after his death.


Stanford University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Conference-Dunbar:The Originator Part I, Joanne Braxton Jan 2012

Stanford University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Conference-Dunbar:The Originator Part I, Joanne Braxton

Joanne Braxton

In this video, Professor Joanne M. Braxton (introduced by Shelley Fisher Fishkin) presents the introductory keynote "Dunbar: The Originator" for Stanford University's Paul Laurence Dunbar Centennial Conference on March 10, 2006. A main purpose of the conference was to "explore new critical perspectives on the diversity of Dunbar's literary production as a poet, novelist, lyricist, dramatist, and journalist" one hundred years after his death. 


Finding Your Own Voice: Braxton Interviews Cortez, Joanne Braxton Apr 2010

Finding Your Own Voice: Braxton Interviews Cortez, Joanne Braxton

Joanne Braxton

Dr. Braxton conducted an interview with internationally acclaimed jazz poet and activist Jayne Cortez.  In her introduction, Braxton referred to Cortez as an “inspirational figure” who has created films and founded theater companies in addition to establishing her core body of work that includes 10 books of poetry and nine recordings.  “Her voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic, innovative, dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound,” Braxton said. “To hear Jayne Cortez’s poetry is to feel it.”


1994 Furious Flower Poetry Conference Program Dec 1993

1994 Furious Flower Poetry Conference Program

Joanne Braxton

This conference was dedicated to Gwendolyn Brooks because of her prophetic, poetic voice that is urgent, unashamed, graceful, redeeming, and radical, a voice that tells us even amid the loneliness and the fears of contemporary life that we must live and conduct our blooming "in the noise and whip of the whirlwind." Dr. Joanne Braxton was among more than 30 major poets and critics to present at the 1994 Furious Flower Conference at James Madison University, celebrating over 40 years the furious flowering of black poetry.