November 7, 2017

Black Poetry Day 2017: Behind the Poetry of Rickey Laurentiis

“The notion of the Southern Gothic” has always been a source of inspiration for Laurentiis. In the Sothern Gothic, the reader encounters “the story of the freak” and “the monster,” and through examination of the narrative, the reader “not just empathize[s]” with this “freak” or “monster,” but recognizes the “monster as familiar.”