Aldon Nielsen holds the Fletcher Jones Chair of Literature and Writing at Loyola Marymount University. His works include Reading Race: White American Poets and the Racial Discourse in the 20th Century; C.L.R. James: A Critical Introduction; Writing Between the Lines: Race and Intertextuality; and Black Chant: Languages of African-American Postmodernism. He is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Kayden Award for Criticism.

March 7, 1998


In an historic SPT lecture event, Al Niesen and Harryette Mullen scrutinize the canon, find some flaws and omissions, and gaze optimistically into the future of African American avant-garde poetics.