- Earl Braggs, M.F.A.
- A Discussion of 'Between the World and Me' by Ta-Nehisi Coates
- Professor, UTC English Department
- Earl S. Braggs, UC Foundation and Herman H. Battle Professor of English, is the author of 11 collections of poetry including Hat Dancer Blue, winner of the Anhinga Poetry Prize and Ugly Love winner of the C&R Press Poetry Prize. His latest book is Negro Side of the Moon. Braggs' teaching awards include two SGA Professor of the Year Awards and the UTNAA Professor of the Year Award.
Discussion: 'Between the World and Me'
Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates, is a #1 New York Times bestseller, and was chosen as this year's First Year Reading book at UTC. This thought provoking and insightful book takes the form of a letter from Mr. Coates to his 14-year-old son, Samori, about the feelings, symbolism, and realities associated with being black in the United States. In this profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about this nation's history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history, confronting our present, and casting a vision for a way forward. Professor Earl Braggs will facilitate a presentation on “Between The World and Me” followed by discussion/Q and A.