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Collaboratory for Black Poiēsis releases debut newsletter

Submitted on Thursday, February 08, 2024

The Collaboratory for Black Poiēsis (CBP), under the direction of Assistant Professor SA Smythe, released its first newsletter this week. 

Since its launch at the Faculty of Information last October, the CBP has been a hive of activity. The newsletter offers a glimpse into what the Collaboratory has been up to, featuring introductions to three new research fellows, reflections on recent happenings, literary recommendations and a sneak peek at upcoming events, including its first biennial symposium to be held on May 23-26. 

Meet the CBP’s research fellows, funded by the Faculty of Information: 

  • Alexa Fairclough, a Caribbean-Canadian BA student in Anthropology 
  • Anu Makinde, an MA student in Human Geography 
  • Melissa Vincent, an MI student specializing in Culture and Technology

Smythe, the CBP’s Director, is Assistant Professor of Black Studies and the Archive in the Faculty of Information and an affiliate faculty member of the Women & Gender Studies Institute (WGSI).   

The CBP is working on launching an integrated newsletter on its website. Stay tuned for information on how you can subscribe for future updates. In the meantime, read the debut newsletter and visit 

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