Interviews and Articles
K-State English Department
Alumni Spotlight: Sea Sharp
16 April 2020
LGBT+ History Month Celebrates Plays, Poems & Prose
Love, honesty and kindness: Transgender people share their hopes and dreams for 2020
BN1 talks to Brother Insect's Sea Sharp
Black Vegans Rock
Featured Guest: Sea Sharp
Sea Sharp tackles racial equality versus racial sensitivity in Brother Insect
In Brighton with Melita Dennett
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Sea Sharp: Black Cotton
Read both reviews HERE...
"Sea Sharp tells it without fear or apology but with confidence and control." -Dean Atta
“Sea Sharp writes poems that devastate and inspire. [...] These politically urgent and structurally daring poems are sensitive throughout to the power of sound and silence to make the body tremble. The phrase-making here is also incredibly fresh and distinctive. Here is an important voice. Here is language that crackles." -John McCullough
Sea Sharp: Brother Insect at Camden Peoples Theatre
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"Writer and creator Sea Sharp is both outside and within the play, again challenging the boundaries inherent in our conception of space. They are at once story-teller and story-maker, their scream visibly disrupting the rhythm of Tiwo’s movements and the dialogue between actor and “brother insect” – whose presence is implied by the audience – as well as their own reliving of the past. The ideas behind the play are deliciously allusive, abstract and absurd."
Sea Sharp: Supporting Artist for "The Last Poets"
Brighton’s Sea Sharp, originally from Kansas, completely inhabits [their] poetry, itself a sort of blues, [their] warm voice wrapping itself around delicious phrases like “prairie inferno hopscotch”.
Watch the Live Streamed performance here: https://livestream.com/brightondome/LastPoets/videos/174951765
Sea Sharp: The Swagger of Dorothy Gale
Read book reviews HERE...
"The poems are, at turns, exuberant, outward, historical, irreverent, revisionist, and playful. They swagger." -Debra Marquart
"This collection will, quite frankly, ‘Knock your breaths out.’ Behold, a monument of new American poetry.” -Xavier Cavazos
"All the time, they write with great music, a genius for dialogue and image, sharp critiques and bright wit, and in ways utterly powerful and tender." -Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
"Sea Sharp’s buoyant poems kick at the margins and don’t care if the roof comes down." -Elizabeth Dodd
"[T]his book has it all: heart, imagination, and a good ear for the music we too often forget." -Michael Mlekoday
"[T]here’s so much to learn about Sharp’s Kansas, when Sea imagistically swaggers and deftly leads us with wit." -Glenis Redmond
"[S]washbuckling language that delights as it informs and overcomes." -Denise Low
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