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Contents cover art by Oliver Lee Jackson, No. 4, 2015 (4.2.15) Applied fabric, mixed media on panel 78 1 / 4 ” by 66” volume 17 issue 2 | fall 2017 4 My Take quincy troupe El-Shabazz (B), 1985 Oil and wax on canvas 24.8” by 24.8” telephone (212) 998-2133 fax (212) 995-4109 e-mail qt2@nyu.edu website http://www.nyubrn.org/ Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire is edited and published by the Institute of African-American Affairs at New York University. All material copyright 2017 by New York University and the authors. All rights reserved. All opinions expressed in Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire are the responsibility of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the editors, the New York University Institute of African-American Affairs, or New York University itself. Manuscripts in English, should be 12 point type sent in double-spaced format, in a Microsoft Word-compatible electronic file to the main e-mail address. Manuscripts in African languages, French or Spanish will be considered if accompanied by an English translation. Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire is published two times a year. founding editors Manthia Diawara Clyde Taylor Walter Mosley 2017 subscription rates editor Quincy Troupe The following is subscription information for Black Renaissance Noire. Preferred Payment Method and Currency: check/us dollars membership rates: Yearly Individual Domestic/Int’l (3 issues): $35 (dom)/$42 (int’l)usd Yearly Institutional Domestic/Int’l Subscription (3 issues): $60 (dom)/$67(int’l) usd Individual Issue Purchase: $15 usd International Shipping Charge: $12.50 (ind)/$28 (inst) All Available Versions: Print Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire is indexed in Humanities International Complete printed by dg3. printed in the usa 12 Poetry sandra cisneros 16 Poetry ijeoma umebinyuo arts editor/copy editor Margaret Porter Troupe 24 Visual Arts daniel dabriou website administrator Mary Gibson editorial board Jeffrey Renard Allen Houston A. Baker Jr. Kamau Brathwaite Mbye Cham Maryse Condé Angela Y. Davis Martín Espada Kimiko Hahn Allison Adele Hedge Coke Victor Hernandez Cruz Robin D. G. Kelley Kobena Mercer Walter Mosley V. Y. Mudimbe Alexs Pate Ngũg1̃ wa Thiong’o Angelique V. Nixon Patrick Rosal Clyde Taylor Kitia Toure Abdourahman A. Waberi Works from 1984 to 2016 cathy kimball Foxy Lady of the Lake john m c cluskey creative director Cesar Cruz editorial assistant Cyd C. Fulton Oliver Lee Jackson: Composed 6 Black Renaissance/ Renaissance Noire Institute of African-American Affairs New York University 14 A Washington Mews, 4th floor New York, NY 10003-6687 62 30 Derek Walcott/August Wilson: Homage to 20th Century Masters of WORD paul carter harrison 112 VII Inside the Road: Excerpt of Novel Manuscript Easter. paul r. harding 42 Photograph chester higgins, jr 44 Poetry victor hernández cruz 72 Cross-Cultural Components allan m. gordon 74 Poetry k. curtis lyle 46 Poetry mervyn taylor 78 Put Your Hands on Me: Poetry’s Erotic Art elena karina byrne 48 Poetry opal palmer adisa 84 Poetry thylias moss 50 Turning The Last Page andre bagoo 88 The Early Poetic Blessings of Lucille: First Light in a Time of Darkness e. ethelbert miller 52 Photography leroy henderson 58 Chapter Two From The Terrible Fours, Book 3 of the Apocalyptic Books ishmael reed 92 Poetry valencia robin 96 Poetry jerzy illg 102 The First Half Year of President Trump wallace ford 106 Poetry basie allen 124 124 BENEATH the SPANISH victor hernández cruz 128 Poetry ishmael reed 130 Visual Arts nicole awai 138 The Delaney Brothers — New York and Paris patricia hinds 142 Poetry hakim hasan 144 Racism’s Uprooting: White Racial Jeopardy and Democracy judylyn ryan 160 Excerpts from Strip Down Personal camille yarbrough 168 Visual Arts james little 174 Contributors James Little, back cover art by