Meta DuEwa Jones, 2018–2019 | National Humanities Center

Meta DuEwa Jones (NHC Fellow, 2018–19)

Project Title

Black Visionary Alchemy: How Poets & Artists Map Diaspora Memory

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Meta DuEwa Jones

Fellowship Work Summary, 2018–19

Meta DuEwa Jones wrote two chapters, revised two chapters, and conducted interviews with artists and writers for her book Black Visionary Alchemy: How Poets and Artists Map Diaspora Memory. She also wrote an article and several ekphrastic poems, including: “The String of Grace: Renovating New Rhythms in the Present-Future of Poetry and Music” in Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, edited by Joanne V. Gabbin and Lauren K. Alleyne (Northwestern University Press, forthcoming, December 2019) and “Crown of Roses, Amaranthine” in collaboration with contemporary visual artist Michael Ray Charles for Every World is a Head; Every Head is a World (Flatbread Press, January 2019).