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Title Where is all my relation : the poetics of Dave the Potter / Michael A. Chaney.
Imprint New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018.

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Subject Dave, active 1834-1864 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Slaves' writings, American -- History and criticism.
African American poets.
African American potters.
Pottery, American -- 19th century.
Alt Name Chaney, Michael A.,
Description 1 online resource
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Where Is My Relation? = The Wandering Politics of Wondering; 1. Great and Noble Lines: Dave the Potter, George Moses Horton, and the Possibilities of Poetry; 2. A Letter to David Drake from a Friend and a Relation; 3. Shifted Perspectives on Dave: Implications of Archaeological Excavation at the Pottersville Kiln Site; 4. Inscribing Economic Desire: Dave the Potter's Money Inscriptions 5. Signifying Jars, Resonating Like a Banjar: Influence, Politics, and Poetics in Dave's Pottery 6. The Fourth of July Is Surely Come; 7. The Concatenate Poetics of Slavery and the Articulate Material of Dave the Potter; 8. Writing in Clay: The Materiality of Dave's Poetry; 9. 1857: Dave the Potter's August Pots, Sexual Imagery, and Dred Scott; 10. An Easter Prayer, 1859; 11. Beneath Notice: A Social Philology of the Poetry of Dave the Potter; 12. Accident before Love; 13. Potter's Field: Trauma and Representation in the Art of David Drake 14. Darion McCloud as Dave the Potter: The Model and the Artist's Mission15. "Who Are the Other Potters? What Are Their Names?": Dave the Potter, Theaster Gates, and the Aesthetics of Power in African American Art and Craft; Index
Summary Where Is All My Relation? presents the first sustained academic discussion of the poetry, pottery, and culture of David Drake, an antebellum slave who distinguished himself by composing verse on the ceramics he produced in the years leading up to the Civil War.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199390212 (electronic bk.)
0199390215 (electronic bk.)
9780190681821 (epub)
OCLC # 1032810911
Additional Format Print version: Chaney, Michael A. Where is all my relation. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018 9780199390205 (DLC) 2017028955 (OCoLC)1001287618

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