About the Furious Flower Poetry Center

Celebrate. Educate. Preserve.

The Furious Flower Poetry Center, located at James Madison University, is the nation’s first academic center dedicated to Black poetry. For more than 25 years, Furious Flower has reached thousands of poets, educators, students, and poetry lovers through its decade-defining conference, groundbreaking media and anthologies, workshops, reading series, and seminars. Furious Flower continues to impact literary communities on local, regional, national, and international levels, creating platforms for Black poets to engage new audiences and for audiences to experience Black literary culture. The Furious Flower Poetry Center is also committed to ensuring the visibility, inclusion, and critical consideration of Black poets in American letters, as well as in the whole range of educational curricula. Our programming seeks to cultivate an appreciation for poetry among students of all levels—from elementary to graduate school and beyond. To learn more about the Furious Flower Poetry Center, visit www.jmu.edu/furiousflower


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The Furious Flower Syllabus Project: Opening the World of Black Poetry Copyright © 2024 by Anastacia-Reneé; allia abdullah-matta; Ariana Benson; Mary Beth Cancienne; Teri Ellen Cross Davis; Shameka Cunningham; Hayes Davis; Tyree Daye; Angel C. Dye; Brian Hannon; T.J. Hendrix; DaMaris B. Hill; Meta DuEwa Jones; Shauna M. Morgan; Adrienne Danyelle Oliver; Leona Sevick; James Smethurst; Dana A. Williams; L. Lamar Wilson; Carmin Wong; Dave Wooley; and Joanne V. Gabbin (preface) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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