Poetry, Race and Art


Amanda Holiday is Techne AHRC doctoral student at the University of Brighton researching 'pictured blackness' in poetry and art. 

The two-pronged interdisciplinary approach proposes expansive ways of comprehending pictured blackness and also offers an embodied and immersive way of understanding ekphrasis, black and even decolonial ekphrases and opens up important interdisciplinary dialogue in this area.

Her research was recently supported by the University of Brighton's Research Experience scheme to create a compendium of black ekphrasis. Some gatherings can be found on twitter account @PicturingB

Holiday's essay 'Towards Black Ekphrasis' appears in Oxford Poetry issue 94 (click image to purchase).












Holiday has been invited to speak as part of the 'Black Poetics and Aesthetics' panel at the 24th edition of the Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writers Conference (Chicago State University) on 28th October. All online - tickets are free - further info and tickets here.











Holiday will give this year's Morag Morris Poetry Lecture at the University of Surrey.

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More details and links to follow - keep an eye on this page for updates.