Maurice Wallace on Joshua Bennett’s *Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man*

Though Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man (Harvard University Press 2020) is the author’s first scholarly monograph, Joshua Bennett is a familiar name to many of us who read, teach, compose, or follow currents in Black poetry and performance. Today, Bennett is Mellon Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Dartmouth University but Being Property Once Myself: Blackness and the End of Man is hardly the 2016 Princeton PhD’s debut. Before Being Property, Bennett charmed many a live audience with dazzling performances of spoken word virtuosity at popular poetry jam/slam events across the country (including Read more

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