Abstract

Russel Adkins discusses his work as a poet and the relationship of the arts to the city of Cleveland. A graduate of Central High School, Adkins remembers Cleveland as an artistic hub and historicizes artistic movements in the city that was home to Llangston Hughes and the "Black Arts Movement," the Ohio Poetry Society, Freelance Magazine and other publications, and beatniks. Adkins poetic accomplishments and publications in magazines such as Experiment are situated alongside his discussion of Cleveland's cultural institutions such as Cleveland Public Library, Cleveland Institute of Art, and the Karamu Theatre.

Creator

Adkins, Russell (interviewee)

Creator

Gibans, Nina (interviewer)

Project

Project Team

Date

1-1-2006

Document Type

Oral History

Duration

71 minutes

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