About

John Gillespie Jr.
Towson, MD

Bio: John Gillespie is an undergraduate researcher at Towson University. He has published work in The Nation, Ezibota, The Activist, Grub Street Literary Arts Magazine, and more. Most recently, he self-published his debut collection of poetry Black Sisyphus—a book that weaves together the poetic and the autobiographical in order to give breadth to the experience of anti-Black violence, love, depression, suicidal ideation, anxiety, dread, and redemption. His creative and academic works address Black psycho-politics and suicide, the relationship between scientific developments and anti-Blackness, and black affect.

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  1. Hello! I’m sharing your post to the “Radical White Librarian” with an international group of librarians at the American Library Association on June 26th. Thank you for writing about your experiences! See you back on campus. Sarah Gilchrist

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