Juliana Spahr discusses the subject of her new book Du Bois's Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment published by Harvard U. Press.
Poet and Professor of English at Mills College Juliana Spahr celebrates her new book “Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment” (Harvard U.) with a discussion at City Lights. The book explores how state interests have shaped U.S. literature; whether writing can be revolutionary; and if art can be autonomous—topics Spahr and David Buuck examined brilliantly in “An Army of Lovers.”