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The Black Matter is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming

Thursday Jan 20 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join The Black Matter Is Life for “Emphatic Affirmations” on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 6:00PM via Zoom. You can register for this event here: This event is moderated by TCU School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) Dean, Reginald Wilburn, and Sonya Sanchez will be the featured poet. Sanchez is an American poet, writer, and professor. She was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and has written over a dozen books of poetry, as well as short stories, critical essays, plays, and children’s books. This event will deconstruct four poems while centering conversations within the context of the African American literary tradition, their cultural heritage, the traditions they encompassed, and the relevance this tradition has to us today. The series will also explore the question, “Why does African American Poetry matter?”

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2800 S. University Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76129

About School of Interdisciplinary Studies

The Black Matter is Life: Poetry for Engagement and Overcoming
TCU’s School of Interdisciplinary Studies tackles such challenges through integrating multiple perspectives and methods. We build bridges that connect experts, ideas, and communities and foster lateral collaboration to draw upon the expertise and innovations of multiple disciplines.

Questions about this event?

Stephanie Cuellar


Phone: 9032095386