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Because of the founding of Broadside Press by poet Dudley Randall in Detroit, the city was often referred to as "the hub of black poetry production" during the Black Arts Movement by Black Arts poet and scholar Eugene Redmond. As a previous editor/poet at Broadside Press and the official biographer of Dudley Randall, Melba Boyd, Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Africana Studies at Wayne State University, will discuss this era in African American literature through her documentary film, The Black Unicorn, and with passages from her book, Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press.

Melba Boyd
"The Poetry Movement in Motown: Dudley Randall and the Evolution of Broadside Press"
October 23, 2007
Dana Commons, Clark University
RT: 105 minutes

Sponsored by:
Higgins School of Humanities