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Tyrone Williams: “Radical Mimesis: Conceptual Dialectics and the African Diaspora”

This paper was given at the Celebrating African American Literature conference at Penn State, October 26, 2013.

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Tyrone Williams: “Outsider Ecopoetics: Notes on a Problem”

This essay was presented at the Conference on EcoPoetics, February 22-24, 2013 in Berkeley, California, as part of the panel titled “The Book, Ecopoetic Instrument.”

“All earthly existence must ultimately be contained in a book. It terrifies me to think of the qualities (among them genius, certainly) which the author of such a work will have to possess. I am one of the unpossessed. We will let that pass and imagine that it bears no author’s name.” – Mallarmé, The Book as Spiritual Instrument

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Poetry: Tyrone Williams

The Vennus Virus

In an envelope
slipped into the side pocket—
flanked by the legal

pad-handler of a frontispiece leather-bound
file folder at the back of a cabinet
framed by the furniture of folding
“work” into “area” in a house in

a city, a world,
etcetera… absolute
universe—a hand,
severed from its wrist as clean-
ly as the nothing between
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