Author: Courtney Semoff

Writing About Grief: Prof. Berman Talks About the Tough Stuff

The insight I gained after attending the event “Teaching and Writing About Grief” helped me to understand more about the purpose of the class, and why it is set up in the way that it is.

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Love and History: A Celebration of Black Lives and Black Poetry

Throughout history, black women in particular have had their sexuality built and distorted by white poets on many occasions. By incorporating eroticism into their work, these writers deconstruct the misconceptions of their sexual lives and assert their truth.  Where once black people had been silenced and shamed for their sexuality, it has now taken the reigns of Modern Black Love poetry. 

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