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by Jonathan Ferrini It was a hot summer, and I was “sweating” my physics final exam. I was required to take physics for a second time during summer school after failing the course during the Spring Quarter of my sophomore year in college. I was also “sweating” the grueling, twelve-hour days I was working asRead more about Rideshare[...]

Ekphrastic Poetry as Feminist Call-and-Response: Ntozake Shange’s Ridin’ the Moon in Texas: Word Paintings

Ekphrastic Poetry as Feminist Call-and-Response: Ntozake Shange’s Ridin’ the Moon in Texas: Word Paintings

by Suzette Bishop Nancy Miller in her essay, “Arachnologies: The Woman, the Text, and the Critic,” identifies a feminist way of reading and making meaning as a weaving like a spider’s web. An example of such a feminist weaving is Ntozake Shange’s collection of poetry and prose responses to visual art titled Ridin’ the MoonRead more about Ekphrastic Poetry as Feminist Call-and-Response: Ntozake Shange’s Ridin’ the Moon in Texas: Word Paintings[...]