Fashion Forward: Poet and Curator Anaïs Duplan of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies (Video)

A look into the mindset of Anaïs Duplan, poet and director of Iowa City’s Center for Afrofuturist Studies. Duplan’s “Take This Stallion” is out now on Brooklyn Arts Press, and collection “Blackspace” is forthcoming from Black Ocean Press. […]

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Anaïs Duplan and Louis Chude-Sokei share the stage for Live from Prairie Lights

Anaïs Duplan and Louis Chude-Sokei Prairie Lights Bookstore — Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m. The Center for Afrofuturist Studies (CAS) is in the midst of welcoming its second artist-in-residence this week. The peak of this introduction comes Thursday, May […]

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New Center for Afrofuturist Studies brings Iowa City to the intersection of art, race and technology

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Octavia Butler. Jean-Michel Basquiat. Nicki Minaj. You don’t often see these disparate names in the same context — but when you do, recent transplant to Iowa City, poet, performer and artist Anaïs Duplan is right there with them. Duplan, in conjunction with Public Space One, is founding a Center for Afrofuturist Studies in Iowa City. […]

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