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Deena Selenow, Oxy Arts Director and Dale Stieber, Special Collections Librarian and College Archivist.<br />
The 23rd Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference hosts a panel on “Blackness and Nature: Artists in Conversation”. Seated from left: Camille Dungy; Douglas Kearney; Zinzi Clemmons. February 24, 2017 in Morrison Lounge of JSC.<br />
This conversation, between author Camille Dungy and special guest poets Douglas Kearney and Zinzi Clemmons, Assistant Professor, English, treats Blackness as an entry-way to rethinking nature and its relationship to poetry.<br />
This year’s Conference theme is “Robinson Jeffers and the Modern Metropolis: Los Angeles and Beyond.”<br />
Sponsored by the Robinson Jeffers Association, Oxy Arts, English, Writing and Rhetoric Department including Interdisciplinary Writing, and Library Special Collections & College Archives with support of the Remsen Bird Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Arts & Urban Experience Grant.<br />
(Photo by Marc Campos, Occidental College Photographer)