Poetry. Book + CD. African American Studies. "RHYME SCHEME calls out to Gwendolyn Brooks's Annie John and Amiri Baraka's Blues People as it responds to patterns of representation by entering deeper to dismantle and rebuild on its own terms black life, black love, black sound. What accumulates in the sonic chains of these poems is the life and language a community lives and loves. In 'Southern Son of Man' Morris writes, 'I think of you and I think home.... The bad in me gone, heart-made haven, you.' These pulsing trickster lyrics moving backwards and forwards in time at all times are for us and everyone."—Claudia Rankine
Author City: BROOKLYN, NY USA
Tracie Morris is a poet, singer, critic, scholar, bandleader and actor. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Hunter College, has studied classical British acting technique at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, American acting technique at Michael Howard Studios, is an alum of Cave Canem's prestigious summer residency as well as residencies at MacDowell, Millay and Yaddo. She holds a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. Her work has been presented at the Whitney Biennial, Ron Feldman Gallery, The New Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and Dia: Chelsea and dozens of musical recording projects. Her books include Intermission, RHYME SCHEME (Zasterle Press, 2012) and HANDHOLDING: 5 KINDS (Kore Press, 2016) and is co-editor of Best American Experimental Writing (2016) with Charles Bernstein. Tracie is Professor and Coordinator of the MFA program in Performance + Performance Studies at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York.