Writers have long been influenced by jazz, gospel, blues, and classical music. Two notable examples are Toni Morrison and James Baldwin. As a blues poet, Vida Cross wrote the collection Bronzeville at Night: 1949, rooted in the history of blues music and blues literature. She will discuss her process and led participants in writing exercises inspired by music.
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A 2018 Pushcart nominee, Vida Cross’ book of poetry, Bronzeville at Night: 1949, debuted in 2017. She is a Cave Canem fellow, a graduate of The School of the Art Institute’s MFAW program, and a Chicago native who teaches and resides in Milwaukee. Her work has appeared a number of anthologies including Milwaukee Noir (Akashic Noir), The Creativity and Constraint Anthology, A Civil Rights Retrospective, Tabula Poetica, Transitions Magazine, and the Cave Canem Anthology XII: Poems 2008-2009. Vida Cross’ work has appeared in several journals and magazines: The Literary Review, Reed Magazine, The Journal of Film and Video and more.