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Friday, December 23, 2016

a busy year


 Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

Professional Activities 2016



January 21---Interviewed by Attorney Cleophus Thomas, Jr. at Loloya University; videotaped by Justin Nystrom

January 21---Premiere of "#______Lives Matter," Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra,

The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market; contributed "#For Whom Does New Orleans Matter?" for program book



March 17---"Excellence in the Delta," speech for 2016 Honors Convocation, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS



April 2 ----  Panelist, "Terror and Survival in Life and Literature," 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival, Hotel Monteleone , New Orleans, LA



September 8 ---Discussion of Black Arts Movement conference, 9-11 Sep 16, with Quo Vadis Gex Breaux and Kim McMillon.  "Community Bulletin Board," WBOK-AM, New Orleans, LA



September 10 ---Black Arts Movement Conference: Southern Influences

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA



Joint Keynote Address ---Askia M. Toure and Jerry W. Ward, Jr



Panelist, Black Studies Roundtable



Moderator,  Southern Writers Roundtable [Quo Vadis Gex Breaux, Chakula Cha Jua, Mona Lisa Saloy, Kalamu ya Salaam, C. Liegh McInnis]



September 11 --Black Arts Movement Conference: Southern Influences

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA



Videotaped interview with Arnold Bourgeois, interviewer



October 19-21 ---Festival of "Conch-Us-nest," East St. Louis, MO



October 19 ---Master's Workshop and Panel,  ESUSIUE Higher Education Campus,

                          601 J. R. Thompson Drive, East St. Louis



October 20 ---"Talk with Students," East St. Louis Senior High School



                            EBR Writers Club 26th Annual "Break Word with the World,"

                           ESUSIUE Higher Education Campus



October 25 ---Interviewed by David Benedetto, WRBH Radio, New Orleans, LA





October 21  ---Tour and Commentary, E. B. Redmond Collection & Learning Center,

                           Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville



                            " A Familistic Literary and Cultural Arts Celebration,"

                            Sunshine's Cultural Arts Center,  630 N 59th Street, East St. Louis



November 3 ---Reading and Book Launch for FRACTAL SONG, Crescent City Books/New Orleans

                              Museum of Music and the Cultural Arts



November 8 -- Taped interview with Susan Larsen for THE READING LIFE, WWNO,

                                University of New Orleans



November 11-13 ---5th Convention of the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics,

                                   Los Angeles, CA



November 11 ---Poetry Reading



November 13 --Moderator, Panel 3: Ethnicity and Poetry



November 13 --"The Discipline of the Kwansaba"



November 18---Lecture: "African American Autobiography: Voices from the South."

                                Minzu University (Beijing, China)



November 23 ---Lecture: "Carolyn Rodgers and Vernacular Theorizing" --Central China Normal University                          (CCNU)



November 25 --Lecture:  "African American Autobiography: Voices from the South."  Nanjing University                                             of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT)



                                Lecture:  "Films by Spike Lee"  ---NUPT



November 28 ---Lecture:  "Tom Dent and the Imperatives of History" --CCNU



November 29 ---Lecture:  "Kevin Powell and Ta'Nehisi Coates" ---CCNU



November 30-December 1---Hubei Institute for Nationalities, Enshi, Hubei 445000



November 30 -----Lecture: "African American Autobiography"



                                    Lecture: "Tom Dent and the Imperatives of History"



December 1 ---     Lecture:  "The Discipline of the Kwansaba"



December 2-4 --Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The 3rd International Symposium on Ethnic                                     Literature, Hangzhou, China



December 2 ----"The Discipline of the Kwansaba"



December  5-6 ---The 2nd Forum for Modern and Contemporary English Literature, Central China                                           Normal  University (Wuhan)



December 6 ---"Digital Humanities and Graduate Education in a Future"



December 7 ---Lecture: "The Blues and Blues_Jazz of Sterling D. Plumpp ---CCNU



December 8 ---Open Talk with English teachers at Taizhou University



                                Lecture:  "Why and How to Study Literature," Taizhou University



December 14 ---Lecture: "Richard Wright and Adaptation"---CCNU



                                Lecture:  "The Discipline of the Kwansaba" ---CCNU







Publications



"Footnote 666." Resisting Arrest: poems to stretch the sky. Ed. Tony Medina.  Durham, NC: Jacar Press, 2016: 141.



Review of  African American Haiku: Cultural Visions, ed. John Zheng.  Southern Quarterly 53.3-4( 2016): 225-227.



"Online Acts of (Re)discovery: A Hypertext Note." CLAJ 59.3 (2016): 225-231.



"Sterling D. Plumpp: A Son of the Blues." Conversations with Sterling Plumpp. Ed. John Zheng. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016: 11-35.



FRACTAL SONG: POEMS.  Boston: Black Widow Press, 2016.



Review of The Storied South by William Ferris. Valley Voices 16.2 (2016): 19-21.



Online publications

January 4, 2016--"Concussion"  BK Nation

http://bknation.org/2016/0/concussion



January 13, 2016----"2016: Topics for Cultural Memory"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



January 17, 2016--"George Yancy's 2015 Jeremiad." ARTS-TODAY 2.11: 44-45.



February 7, 2016 --"DNA and Deferred Dreams"

http://bknation.org/2016/02/dna-and-deferred-dreams



February 29, 2016 ---"Our Bones, Our Ashes, Our Minds" ARTS-TODAY 2.12: 108-109





March 3, 2016 --"To trump or not to trump," BK Nation

http://bknation.org/2016/03/to-trump-or-not-to-trump



March 7, 2016--"To trump or not to trump"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



March 14, 2016 --"History 2216"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



March 15, 2016 --"Writers and Politicians"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



March 17, 2016 --"A Woman Brave and Brilliant" ARTS-TODAY 3.1: 38-41



April 4, 2016 --"Poetry Month 2016"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



April 11, 2016 --"Strong Readers Reading the Difficult Long Poem"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com/2016/04/strong-readers-reading-difficult-long.html#more



April 20, 2016 --"Eugene Redmond's Drumvoices Then and Now" ARTS-TODAY 3.2: 42-45

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.2



April 26, 2016 --"Rereading Poems from Prison"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



May 2, 2016 ---"Good Omens for Scholarship"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



May 12, 2016----"Discovery and Discipline in East St. Louis" ARTS-TODAY 3.3: 222-223.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.3





May 16, 2016 ---"Callaloo #1 to #7"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



May 23, 2016 --"Music/Painting/Poetry: Outroducing Expectations"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



June 1, 2016 ---"Our Bones/Our Ashes/Our Minds"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



June 17, 2016-------"Small Advantages of the Private Intellectual", ARTS-TODAY 3.4: 30-31

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.4



June 20, 2016----"Requiem for Human Dreams"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com





July 6, 2016 ----"Political Pornography"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



July 22, 2016 ------"Political Pornography" ARTS-TODAY 3.5: 10-11.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.5



August 11, 2016 ----"The Black Caucasian," BK Nation

http://bknation.org/2016/08/the-black-caucasian



August 22, 2016 ----"One Is Real. The Other is Made-up." ARTS-TODAY 3.6:10-11.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.6a



September 22, 2016 ---"aesthetic spins of poetry and protest." ARTS-TODAY 3.7: 137.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.7



October 19, 2016 ---"Margaret Walker and Contemporary Education." ARTS-TODAY 3.8: 48-50.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.8



November 10, 2016 --"Book Review --The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists, William Ferris."

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com

 Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

Professional Activities 2016



January 21---Interviewed by Attorney Cleophus Thomas, Jr. at Loloya University; videotaped by Justin Nystrom

January 21---Premiere of "#______Lives Matter," Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra,

The Peoples Health New Orleans Jazz Market; contributed "#For Whom Does New Orleans Matter?" for program book



March 17---"Excellence in the Delta," speech for 2016 Honors Convocation, Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS



April 2 ----  Panelist, "Terror and Survival in Life and Literature," 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival, Hotel Monteleone , New Orleans, LA



September 8 ---Discussion of Black Arts Movement conference, 9-11 Sep 16, with Quo Vadis Gex Breaux and Kim McMillon.  "Community Bulletin Board," WBOK-AM, New Orleans, LA



September 10 ---Black Arts Movement Conference: Southern Influences

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA



Joint Keynote Address ---Askia M. Toure and Jerry W. Ward, Jr



Panelist, Black Studies Roundtable



Moderator,  Southern Writers Roundtable [Quo Vadis Gex Breaux, Chakula Cha Jua, Mona Lisa Saloy, Kalamu ya Salaam, C. Liegh McInnis]



September 11 --Black Arts Movement Conference: Southern Influences

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA



Videotaped interview with Arnold Bourgeois, interviewer



October 19-21 ---Festival of "Conch-Us-nest," East St. Louis, MO



October 19 ---Master's Workshop and Panel,  ESUSIUE Higher Education Campus,

                          601 J. R. Thompson Drive, East St. Louis



October 20 ---"Talk with Students," East St. Louis Senior High School



                            EBR Writers Club 26th Annual "Break Word with the World,"

                           ESUSIUE Higher Education Campus



October 25 ---Interviewed by David Benedetto, WRBH Radio, New Orleans, LA





October 21  ---Tour and Commentary, E. B. Redmond Collection & Learning Center,

                           Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville



                            " A Familistic Literary and Cultural Arts Celebration,"

                            Sunshine's Cultural Arts Center,  630 N 59th Street, East St. Louis



November 3 ---Reading and Book Launch for FRACTAL SONG, Crescent City Books/New Orleans

                              Museum of Music and the Cultural Arts



November 8 -- Taped interview with Susan Larsen for THE READING LIFE, WWNO,

                                University of New Orleans



November 11-13 ---5th Convention of the Chinese/American Association for Poetry and Poetics,

                                   Los Angeles, CA



November 11 ---Poetry Reading



November 13 --Moderator, Panel 3: Ethnicity and Poetry



November 13 --"The Discipline of the Kwansaba"



November 18---Lecture: "African American Autobiography: Voices from the South."

                                Minzu University (Beijing, China)



November 23 ---Lecture: "Carolyn Rodgers and Vernacular Theorizing" --Central China Normal University                          (CCNU)



November 25 --Lecture:  "African American Autobiography: Voices from the South."  Nanjing University                                             of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT)



                                Lecture:  "Films by Spike Lee"  ---NUPT



November 28 ---Lecture:  "Tom Dent and the Imperatives of History" --CCNU



November 29 ---Lecture:  "Kevin Powell and Ta'Nehisi Coates" ---CCNU



November 30-December 1---Hubei Institute for Nationalities, Enshi, Hubei 445000



November 30 -----Lecture: "African American Autobiography"



                                    Lecture: "Tom Dent and the Imperatives of History"



December 1 ---     Lecture:  "The Discipline of the Kwansaba"



December 2-4 --Ethnic Literature and the African Focus: The 3rd International Symposium on Ethnic                                     Literature, Hangzhou, China



December 2 ----"The Discipline of the Kwansaba"



December  5-6 ---The 2nd Forum for Modern and Contemporary English Literature, Central China                                           Normal  University (Wuhan)



December 6 ---"Digital Humanities and Graduate Education in a Future"



December 7 ---Lecture: "The Blues and Blues_Jazz of Sterling D. Plumpp ---CCNU



December 8 ---Open Talk with English teachers at Taizhou University



                                Lecture:  "Why and How to Study Literature," Taizhou University



December 14 ---Lecture: "Richard Wright and Adaptation"---CCNU



                                Lecture:  "The Discipline of the Kwansaba" ---CCNU







Publications



"Footnote 666." Resisting Arrest: poems to stretch the sky. Ed. Tony Medina.  Durham, NC: Jacar Press, 2016: 141.



Review of  African American Haiku: Cultural Visions, ed. John Zheng.  Southern Quarterly 53.3-4( 2016): 225-227.



"Online Acts of (Re)discovery: A Hypertext Note." CLAJ 59.3 (2016): 225-231.



"Sterling D. Plumpp: A Son of the Blues." Conversations with Sterling Plumpp. Ed. John Zheng. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016: 11-35.



FRACTAL SONG: POEMS.  Boston: Black Widow Press, 2016.



Review of The Storied South by William Ferris. Valley Voices 16.2 (2016): 19-21.



Online publications

January 4, 2016--"Concussion"  BK Nation

http://bknation.org/2016/0/concussion



January 13, 2016----"2016: Topics for Cultural Memory"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



January 17, 2016--"George Yancy's 2015 Jeremiad." ARTS-TODAY 2.11: 44-45.



February 7, 2016 --"DNA and Deferred Dreams"

http://bknation.org/2016/02/dna-and-deferred-dreams



February 29, 2016 ---"Our Bones, Our Ashes, Our Minds" ARTS-TODAY 2.12: 108-109





March 3, 2016 --"To trump or not to trump," BK Nation

http://bknation.org/2016/03/to-trump-or-not-to-trump



March 7, 2016--"To trump or not to trump"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



March 14, 2016 --"History 2216"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



March 15, 2016 --"Writers and Politicians"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



March 17, 2016 --"A Woman Brave and Brilliant" ARTS-TODAY 3.1: 38-41



April 4, 2016 --"Poetry Month 2016"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



April 11, 2016 --"Strong Readers Reading the Difficult Long Poem"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com/2016/04/strong-readers-reading-difficult-long.html#more



April 20, 2016 --"Eugene Redmond's Drumvoices Then and Now" ARTS-TODAY 3.2: 42-45

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.2



April 26, 2016 --"Rereading Poems from Prison"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



May 2, 2016 ---"Good Omens for Scholarship"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



May 12, 2016----"Discovery and Discipline in East St. Louis" ARTS-TODAY 3.3: 222-223.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.3





May 16, 2016 ---"Callaloo #1 to #7"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



May 23, 2016 --"Music/Painting/Poetry: Outroducing Expectations"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



June 1, 2016 ---"Our Bones/Our Ashes/Our Minds"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



June 17, 2016-------"Small Advantages of the Private Intellectual", ARTS-TODAY 3.4: 30-31

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.4



June 20, 2016----"Requiem for Human Dreams"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com





July 6, 2016 ----"Political Pornography"

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com



July 22, 2016 ------"Political Pornography" ARTS-TODAY 3.5: 10-11.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.5



August 11, 2016 ----"The Black Caucasian," BK Nation

http://bknation.org/2016/08/the-black-caucasian



August 22, 2016 ----"One Is Real. The Other is Made-up." ARTS-TODAY 3.6:10-11.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.6a



September 22, 2016 ---"aesthetic spins of poetry and protest." ARTS-TODAY 3.7: 137.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.7



October 19, 2016 ---"Margaret Walker and Contemporary Education." ARTS-TODAY 3.8: 48-50.

https://issuu.com/artstodayezine/docs/arts_vol_3.8



November 10, 2016 --"Book Review --The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists, William Ferris."

http://projecthbw.blogspot.com

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