Tracie Morris interviews poet Anaïs Duplan about his new work, “Blackspace: On the Poetics of an Afrofuture.”
Tracie Morris has presented her work of innovative art and theory in over 30 countries and is the author/editor of seven books. Her installations and performances have been featured at many renowned national and international museums and galleries including the Dia:Chelsea, The New Museum, The Kitchen Performance Space, The Drawing Center, The Museum of Modern Art, Albertine, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Centre Pompidou, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Lévy Gorvy, and The Whitney Biennial. Her most recent published poetry collection is Hard Kore: Poemes/Per-Form: Poems of Mythos and Place (in English and French joca seria, 2017/2018). Her creative nonfiction work, Who Do With Words is in its second, expanded edition from Chax Press. She has been a fellow of Cave Canem, the CPCW Fellow of Creative Writing at the University of Pennsylvania as well as the Millay, Yaddo, and MacDowell artist colonies. Tracie holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College, a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University, and has studied acting technique extensively at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She is a certified acting and singing voice teacher. Ms. Morris has been designated a Master Artist by the Atlantic Center for the Arts and was the 2018–2019 Woodberry Poetry Room Creative Fellow at Harvard University. She is professor of Poetry at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.