Volume 38, Number 1, Winter 2015

Table of Contents

Poetry

  Black Lilies

p. 2
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  Cut

p. 3
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  God Uses a Ball-Peen Hammer

p. 1
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  On His Grave

p. 4
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  Intake in the Ward

p. 77
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  Megalophobia: Fear of large things

p. 75
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  No Sleep Is to Be Had Here

p. 78
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  Something Had to Be Done

p. 76
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  Orphans

p. 93
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  Fuchsia

pp. 148-149
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Fiction

  City Boy

pp. 105-107
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  Mongongo Drupe

pp. 143-147
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Creative Nonfiction

  Horse Sense

pp. 139-142
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  Dem Lucky

pp. 108-118
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  Show Some Love for the World Famous Apollo Kids!

pp. 79-86
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Drama

  The Deacons

pp. 5-74
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Interviews

  An Interview with Howard Dodson

pp. 119-138
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  An Interview with David C. Driskell

pp. 87-92
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Visual Art

  Artist Statement and Portfolio

pp. 95-104
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Articles

  A Trans-Atlantic Vandal: Omeros and the Ekphrastic Counter-monument

pp. 150-166
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  Ephemeral Utopias: Queer Cruising, Literary Form, and Diasporic Imagination in Claude McKay’s Home to Harlem and Banjo

pp. 167-185
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Book Reviews

  Conversations with Toni Cade Bambara by Thabiti Lewis (review)

pp. 202-203
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  Signifying without Specifying: Racial Discourse in the Age of Obama by Stephanie Li (review)

pp. 204-205
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  Dire le social dans le roman francophone contemporain ed. by Justin K. Bisanswa and Kasereka Kavwahirehi (review)

pp. 206-208
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  The Making of the New Negro: Black Authorship, Masculinity, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance by Ana Pochmara (review)

pp. 209-210
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  Pauline Hopkins and the American Dream: An African American Writer’s (Re) Visionary Gospel of Success by Alisha Knight (review)

pp. 210-214
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  Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement ed. by Vanessa Pérez Rosario (review)

pp. 215-216
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  Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke: At the Roots of the Racial Divide by Bryan Crable (review)

pp. 216-219
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  From Bourgeois to Boojie: Black Middle Class Performances ed. by Vershawn Ashanti Young, with Bridget Harris Tsemo (review)

pp. 219-222
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  Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature by Susana M. Morris (review)

pp. 222-225
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  Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums by Rafael Ocasio (review)

pp. 225-228
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  Sites of Slavery: Citizenship and Racial Democracy in the Post-Civil Rights Imagination by Salamishah Tillet (review)

pp. 228-231
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  The Fear of French Negroes: Transcolonial Collaboration in the Revolutionary Americas by Sarah E. Johnson (review)

pp. 231-234
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  The Romantic and Symbolist Sublime: A Review Essay

pp. 186-201
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  Yoruba Traditions and African American Religious Nationalism by Tracey E. Hucks (review)

pp. 234-237
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  Contributors

pp. 238-242
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