New Directions


Poet-Novelist Clarence Major, who was writer-in-residence with the English Department during the 1975-76 academic year, was interviewed recently by E. Ethelbert Miller, director of the Afro-American Resource Center at Howard University and co-ed itor of Synergy: An Anthology of Washington, D. C. Black Poetry. Author of several literary works, Major's latest book is Reflex And Bone Structure. His other books include, All Night Visitors (1969), The Dictionary of Afro-American Slang (1970), Private Line (1971), The Cotton Club (1972), and Siaveship and Relationship (1973). In the following interview, Major discusses his writing, other Black experimental writers in America, and the problems of Black literature. Ed.