poetry & context: 1968 2019
Cosmic Deputy is a literary memoir from esteemed activist, educator, producer, and poet Kalamu ya Salaam. Representative poems from Salaam's fifty years of writing are interspersed in an overarching essay tracing the poet's multitude of influences. Toward mapping a theory of a Black literary aesthetic, Salaam explores the cultural inheritances of Black resistance movements, blues music, and the ways in which these sources and others have shaped not only his own work but Black letters more broadly.
About the Author
Kalamu ya Salaam is an American poet, author, filmmaker, and teacher from the 9th Ward of New Orleans. A wellknown activist and social critic, Salaam has spoken out on a number of racial and human rights issues.
Other Titles by Kalamu ya Salaam
edited by Kalamu ya Salaam
Sep 2020 - University of New Orleans Press
$16.95 USD - Paperback / softback
Kalamu ya Salaam
Sep 2018 - University of New Orleans Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
Other Titles in POETRY / American / African American