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The Emotional Logic of a Black Poetics: Truth, Metaphor, Beauty, Joy

SAPIENS poet-in-residence for 2020–2021, Justin D. Wright, celebrated the end of their residency with a discussion of Black poetics and anthropological poetry.

Check out the video to hear a conversation between Poetry Editor Christine Weeber and SAPIENS Public Anthropology Fellow Eshe Lewis and Justin D. Wright, a doctoral student in sociocultural anthropology at American University and SAPIENS poet-in-residence for 2020–2021. Justin shone a light on their poetic methodology, what it means to them to be a poet and an anthropologist, and the emotional logic of poetic craft and what that has to do with truth-telling, metaphors, beauty, and crafting joy.

Check out all of Justin’s SAPIENS work here.

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