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Meta DuEwa Jones ’95

Meta DuEwa Jones is currently the John E. Sawyer Fellow at the National Humanities Center. An Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she is the author of The Muse is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to the Spoken Word (University of Illinois Press, 2011), awarded honorable mention for the MLA William Sanders Scarborough Prize. She specializes in poetry and the influence of jazz, hip hop, and visual art on American, especially African American, literature. Her poetry, essays, articles and interviews have been widely published in journals and anthologies. Her research and writing have also been supported by fellowships from the Schlesinger Library at Harvard University, the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University, the Mellon, Rockefeller, and Woodrow Wilson foundations, the Stanford Humanities Center and the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia.

Events

Women in the Arts Showcase

Thursday, October 4

Please join us for the Opening Reception and Women in the Arts Showcase to hear from a select group of alumni artists and student groups, and participate in interactive/collaborative creative activities. The Opening Reception will kick off in the New South tent at 6:30 p.m., followed by various performances, displays, and activities in the tent and the Lewis Arts complex beginning at 7:30 p.m. There will also be work by visual artists on display throughout the weekend at Maclean House.

Women in the Arts Showcase Program (PDF 52KB)

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