Win a copy of "Fela: Kalakuta Notes"
The raffle will run through August 31st. Drawing on September 1st.
“John Collins has given us a vibrant and multifaceted portrait of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, told by Collins himself along with many others who knew and worked with Fela. This is a wonderful addition to the literature on Fela that reveals the complexity of the man and his role as a giant of modern African music, told by someone who was on the scene with Fela in the 1970s and who knew just the right angles to pursue.”
—Michael E. Veal, author of Fela: The Life and Times of an African Musical Icon
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#tbt: James Dickey, “Circuit”
This week’s selection for Throwback Thursday is “Circuit” from James Dickey’s Collection The Eagle’s Mile (1990). The poem was republished in The Selected Poems (1998). Wesleyan also published Buckdancer’s Choice (1965), Poems: 1957–1967 (1967), and The Whole Motion: Collected Poems, 1945–1992 (1992) Circuit Beaches, it is true: they go on on And on, but as they ram and pack, foreseeing Around…...
Anthology Film Archives (NYC) presents Robert Ryan
“Robert Ryan: An Actor’s Actor” Special screenings of films featuring Robert Ryan Sept. 4–10 @ Anthology Film Archives A six-film Robert Ryan retrospective in conjunction with The Lives of Robert Ryan (Wesleyan UP) ACT OF VIOLENCE (Fred Zinnemann, 1948) September 4, 7:00 PM; September 6, 4:15 PM; September 8, 9:00 PM ON DANGEROUS GROUND (Nicholas…...