Tuesday, November 8, 2016

The Inspiring Productivity of C. Liegh McInnis

HBW Board Member and blog contributor, Howard Rambsy, describes his initial encounters with C. Liegh McInnis who exemplifies the "art of possible." Jump over to the Cultural Front blog to read more about "The Inspiring Productivity of C. Liegh McInnis" and his creations over the years.

Image courtesy of Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Interested in more C. Liegh McInnis?

Check out the new release of Brother Hollis: The Sankofa of a Movement Man by Hollis Watkins with McInnis.

From Psychedelic Literature, Inc:
Brother Hollis is an in-depth analysis of the Civil Rights Movement written by one of its most important participants.  Threaded throughout the book is analysis and criticism of the black leadership establishment.  Watkins makes an important distinction between the NAACP’s national leadership and its local leadership to show the diversity of ideology, strategy, and commitment by local Movement workers to the common folk of Mississippi.  More than a longing or nostalgic remembering of the past, Brother Hollis employs the Sankofa principle of understanding/evaluating the past to use one’s successes and failures as a way to develop an effective strategy for current socio-political ills.

Additionally, C. Liegh McInnis has published two poems— “We Be Purple Hippies (A Poem 4 His Royal Badness)” and “Black In . . .,” in the special upcoming winter issue of Delaware Poetry Review, “‘This Thing Called Life’: Poetry Inspired by the Music and Spirit of Prince.” A short story titled “Salvation” and a poem “For Chocolate Babies with Glass Hearts” was recently published in China Grove. And McInnis also has a forthcoming review of Minrose Gwin’s Remembering Medgar Evers: Writing the Long Civil Rights Movement in the fall issue of the Journal of Mississippi History.

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