Sunday, October 20, 2013

Black Bird Press News & Review: The parents of Marvin X, Marian M. and Owendell Jackmon, I

Black Bird Press News & Review: The parents of Marvin X, Marian M. and Owendell Jackmon, I


Of course, the classic statement by Marvin X about his father is the playwright's greatest play Flowers for the Trashman, produced by the Drama Department at San Francisco State University, circa 1964. The play appears in the anthology Black Fire, edited by Larry Neal and Amiri Baraka, 1968, also in the forthcoming reader SOS--Calling All Black People, edited by Sonia Sanchez, John Bracey and James Smethurst, UMASS Press, 2014.

Flowers for the Trashman will be performed at the Black Arts Movement Conference, University of California, Merced, March 1-2, 2014.

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