Wednesday, April 12, 2006
A couple weeks ago I was a participant in a great little conference at Howard University titled THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT REVISITED. As always seems to happen when there is a discussion of the Black Arts era, people were wondering out loud about what had become of Carolyn Rodgers, who had been one of the better poets out of Chicago and had published important essays in BLACK WORLD and elsewhere. Nobody seemed to have any up-to-date information about her. Today, while I was looking for something else, I found a Chicago Public Library web page that carried a notice of a poetry workshop by a "Carolyn Rodgers" that happened last week. Can this possibly be the author of HOW I GOT OVAH, or is it just another person with the same name? anybody know?