In preparation for the month-long daily online reading guide for Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux, the Kindle edition is available for free this weekend, today and tomorrow. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem. You can read it on any of Kindle’s free reading apps.
Last week I was fortunate to meet another Oscar Micheaux fan, University of Michigan professor and poet A. Van Jordan, who was in town to give a reading at Marquette University. Jordan’s upcoming collection, The Cineaste: Poems, features at its center “a sonnet sequence that imagines the struggle of pioneer filmmaker Oscar Micheaux against D. W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation, which Micheaux saw not only as racist but also as the start of a powerful new art form.”
I’ve pre-ordered my copy of The Cineaste and greatly enjoyed “talking Oscar” with someone else who is equally fascinated by Micheaux’s life, gifts, and personality.
Thank you for passing the word about the Oscar free ebook weekend!