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Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu

Educational Background

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, BA
Clark University, MA
 

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Overview

Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu’s research focuses on poetics, contemporary Anglophone poetry, and 20th and 21st century African, African-American and Black diasporic literature and culture, especially poetry. She is currently invested in thinking about the ways in which the intersection of politics and aesthetics in experimental poetics disrupt preconceived notions of the Self, while constructing an open nature to the signs placed upon the body. Her work investigates the ways in which we can newly define the avant-garde in a contemporary, multi-cultural/ethnic, Black diasporic format, and the impact experimental form has on the reader’s experience and the voice in a poem.

Ama Bemma writes poetry, choreo-poems, and science-fiction. She also writes reviews on contemporary books of poetry.

Departments/Programs

  • English

Research

  • Contemporary Anglophone Poetry
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • The avant-garde
  • Hybrid-Poetics/ Experimental Poetry
  • 20th and 21st century African Literature
  • 20th and 21st century African-American Literature
  • Black Diaspora Studies