Friday, August 02, 2019

Rock Chalk Literary Political Renaissance?!?

A fanciful proposal from our favorite college town that assumes the American public reads anything much longer than headlines, memes and/or appetizer menus. Checkit:

A KU Professor Calls For 'Meaningful Critiques' Of Today's Problems In The Spirit Of Langston Hughes

Though Langston Hughes began his writing career nearly a century ago, Anthony Bolden says Hughes continues to speak to the current social and political climate - better than most contemporary writers do.

7 comments:

chuck said...

"A University of Kansas professor of African and African-American Studies, Bolden is the new editor of a relaunched version of the Langston Hughes Review, a publication about, and inspired by, Hughes and his work. Bolden hopes to project Hughes' vision onto 21st century culture."

ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz......

African American studies. Here is some good news, Anthony Bolden acquired a degree even Anthony Bourdain still has the ability to acquire.

Your EKG can be as flat as the Kansas Prairie Langston Hughs loved so much (right) and you will still have the intellectual wherewithal to go home with a diploma firmly ensconced under your arm, where, you can use it with your resume when you are applying for a job with a cardboard hat.

Anonymous said...

^^Ugh. He just keeps blabbering and blabbering. Ugh huh. Whateves. Hey look...Matlock's on! You love the Matlock!

chuck said...

7:41 Brilliant. I am thinking you have a degree in "African American Studies" and are taking a break from cleaning the sneeze shield at the local Pizza joint to chime in.

Way to go!

Anonymous said...

Geezer hater owned again! You can't fix stupid.

Anonymous said...

^^I know...hence yours and chuck's posts.

Anonymous said...

^^Ha! +100000!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Why all the KCUR references lately? It's not even public radio anymore.