Nonfiction / Poetry

Episode 165: Ta-Nehisi Coates & Sonia Sanchez

s&t 2  Poet Sonia Sanchez and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates each love Howard University, but it’s a complicated relationship. “Howard didn’t really want me to teach there,” she says. And for him: “I was never a great student at Howard University, but I was a great student of Howard University.” Love: it’s never simple. Two writers, two generations, one terrific conversation at the Park Avenue Armory, with music from The Ebony Hillbillies – also pretty terrific.
Photo by Erin Baiano courtesy Park Avenue Armory & Aspen Institute Arts Program

  • person PERSON: Amiri Baraka
  • place PLACE: Howard University
  • thing THING: Black Fire

 

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