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To my fellow Spouters, I give you this pinned spout of my cat Frank in his Little Count Frankula costume. May it be a blessing to you.
12:17 PM - Apr 16, 2023
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Happy Saint David's Day to those of Welsh heritage (or, like me, just interested in Wales).
08:49 AM - Mar 01, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Mae Jemison, a astronaut, engineer, and doctor. Going on the 1992 Endeavor flight made Jemison the first African American woman in space.
08:41 AM - Feb 29, 2024
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This #BlackHistoryMonth #HumpDayPoetry video is a reading of Grace Nichols' "The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping." #Poem
Grace Nichols' "The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping"--Hump Day Poetry - YouTube

This #BlackHistoryMonth2024 Hump Day Poetry video is of Grace Nichols' poem "The Fat Black Woman Goes Shopping."Are you a poet? A lover of poetry? If so, I鈥檇...

09:58 AM - Feb 28, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the most important thinkers of the early Black liberation movement, Du Bois wrote about the structures of racism in late 19th and early 20th century America. He was also a founding member of the NAACP.
09:54 AM - Feb 28, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the second African American Union regiment during the Civil War. The unit attacked Fort Wagner, in SC, taking 40% casualties. The attack proved that Black men could fight, leading to an expansion of African American recruitment.
10:02 AM - Feb 27, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Garrett Morgan, and inventor whose most famous creations include the traffic light and the gas mask. Additionally, he invented a line of hair care and hair straightening products. Morgan was an advocate for African American rights.
09:17 AM - Feb 26, 2024
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In this month's "Conversations with Writers," my partner Andi interviews Stefanie Austin, who is a playwright and main player in the community theatre company I work with.
Conversations with Writers: Stefanie R Austin鈥擶hodunit? or Crafting the Comedy Murder Mystery - YouTube

In this video, I talk with Pennsylvania playwright and actor Stefanie R. Austin! We talk about comedy murder mysteries she鈥檚 currently working on, the benefi...

06:44 PM - Feb 25, 2024
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This video is about Kamau Brathwaite's "Nation Language," and excerpt from a larger lecture. Brathwaite examines Caribbean languages and argues that they reflect linguistic resistance to colonial hegemony through hybridity. #Philosophy #Postcolonialism
Kamau Brathwaite's "Nation Language" - YouTube

This video is about Kamau Brathwaite's "Nation Language," an excerpt from a larger lecture, which the Norton Anthology selected. In this lecture, Brathwaite ...

01:01 PM - Feb 25, 2024
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This video is about Rabindranath Tagore's short play The Post Office, which blends western style realist drama with Indian-inflected themes and philosophy. #Theatre
Rabindranath Tagore's The Post Office - YouTube

This video is about Rabindranath Tagore's short play The Post Office, about a boy stuck at home who dreams of going out but then gradually comes to accept hi...

12:59 PM - Feb 25, 2024
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This video is about William IX, Duke of Aquitaine's, poem "I'll make a verse of nothing at all," which undercut the traditions of troubadour/courtly poetry by specifically not writing about the common tropes. #Poetry
William IX's "I'll make a verse of nothing at all" - YouTube

This video is about the poem "I'll make a verse of nothing at all" by William IX of Aquitaine, called The Troubadour. In this poem, William reverses many of ...

11:50 AM - Feb 25, 2024
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This video for #BlackHistoryMonth is an interview with P.Djeli Clark about his amazing novel Ring Shout, a horror novel set in a version of the 1920s US being invaded by Lovecraftian horrors who capitalize on the racist hate of whites. #Fiction #Novel
P. Djeli Clark's Ring Shout, Interview with P. Djeli Clark - YouTube

In this video for #BlackHistoryMonth2024, I interview speculative fiction author P. Djeli Clark about his novel Ring Shout.*If you鈥檇 like to reference this i...

11:21 AM - Feb 25, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is P. Djeli Clark, a writer and educator whose amazing speculative fiction draws from history, Lovecraft, and the myriad influences of African diasporic life. Later today, I will be posting to YouTube an interview I did with Clark about his novel Ring Shout.
10:45 AM - Feb 25, 2024
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For this #Caturday picture, I give you Frank sniffing the side of my head. #Cat
09:56 AM - Feb 24, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Jeymes Samuel, a singer-songwriter and filmmaker. His music videos typically include cinematic elements, and recently he has transitioned into full length films, including his revisionist western The Harder They Fall (which is how I first encountered Samuel's work).
09:54 AM - Feb 24, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Oodgeroo Noonuccal, an Aboriginal Australian poet and civil rights activist. She was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of poetry.
09:18 AM - Feb 23, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Alexandre Dumas, one of France's greatest authors. His novels like The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo, and The Vicomte of Bragelonne are some of France's most beloved literary works.
08:51 AM - Feb 22, 2024
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This #BlackHistoryMonth #HumpDayPoetry video is a reading of Ida Faubert's "I Would Like to Remain." #Poetry #Poem
Ida Faubert's "I Would Like to Remain"--Hump Day Poetry - YouTube

This #BlackHistoryMonth2024 Hump Day Poetry video is a reading of Ida Faubert's "I Would Like to Remain."Are you a poet? A lover of poetry? If so, I鈥檇 love t...

09:26 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Ronald McNair, a NASA astronaut and physicist who died in the Challenger disaster. McNair was the second African American to go to space.
09:17 AM - Feb 21, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Robert Hayden, a poet, educator, and essayist. Hayden was the first African American to hold the position now known as US Poet Laureate, in 1976-78.
11:21 AM - Feb 20, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Claude McKay. Like Louise Bennett posted yesterday, he was a Jamaican poet who helped promote Caribbean and writing by bringing Patois poems into the mainstream and showing that Caribbean languages could equal English.
08:24 AM - Feb 19, 2024
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This video is about O Tae-Seok's play Bicycle, an experimental Korean play exploring the intersections of communal/historical and personal trauma. #Theatre
O Tae-Seok's Bicycle - YouTube

This video is about O Tae-Seok's play Bicycle, a modern experimental Korean play about the interplay of historical and personal trauma.*If you鈥檇 like to refe...

03:19 PM - Feb 18, 2024
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This is my video review of Stefanie Austin's The Final Rose, as performed by Sock & Buskin Theatre Company.
Performance Review of Stefanie Austin's The Final Rose, by Sock & Buskin Theatre Company - YouTube

This video is a review of Stefanie Austin's murder mystery comedy The Final Rose, performed by Sock & Buskin.My written review is available here: https://phi...

03:13 PM - Feb 18, 2024
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This #BlackHistoryMonth video is about Ida Faubert's poetry collection Island Heart. Faubert was a Haitian poet, whose writing helped bring Francophone Caribbean poetry to an international readership, partially through her time spent in France. #Poetry
Ida Faubert's Island Heart - YouTube

This video is about Ida Fabert's poetry collection Island Heart. Faubert was a Haitian modernist who lived sometimes in Haiti and sometimes in France, and he...

02:29 PM - Feb 18, 2024
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This video is about Andrew Goth's #weirdwestern film Gallowwalkers, in which a man brought back from the dead creates an army of undead enemies because he's cursed that whoever he kills will come back as the living dead. #Film #Movie #Western
Andrew Goth's Gallowwalkers - YouTube

*Warning: This video contains discussion of western horror violence*This video is about Andrew Goth's film Gallowwalkers, a weird western in which a man who ...

02:17 PM - Feb 18, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Louise Bennett, an amazing Jamaican poet whose writing in patois helped elevate the profile of Caribbean literature with critics by showing that Caribbean languages could be as artistic and expressive as metropolitan European languages.
01:48 PM - Feb 18, 2024
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If you know the Penn State campus, you'll know that there are squirrels running around everywhere. This one was just sitting in a tree screaming.
10:52 AM - Feb 17, 2024
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This #Caturday photo is Frank having a nap while hugging his back leg and tail. Andi said he was playing kitty air guitar in his sleep. #Cat
10:38 AM - Feb 17, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Moremi Ajasoro, a folk hero and queen who liberated the Yoruba kingdom of present day Nigeria from the Ugbo kingdom.
10:35 AM - Feb 17, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is RuPaul, who has helped bring drag into mainstream public culture as a serious art form. Between his music career, writing, and especially hosting the RuPaul's Drag Race reality show, RuPaul has made people around the world more familiar with drag performance.
09:21 AM - Feb 16, 2024
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth . This is Cherry Groce. In 1985, she was shot in her home by London police. The shooting catalyzed the 1985 Brixton riots against police violence directed at Black people. While Groce received compensation for being shot, the Metropolitan police did not admit fault.
09:01 AM - Feb 15, 2024
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