Week 10: Hip Hop and Poetry

Tuesday, October 16 In class:Discuss Ursula Rucker and The Last PoetsIntroduce Hip Hop as poetry (slideshow)Assignment:Read the entry on “Hip Hop Poetics” in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and PoeticsListen to at least 5 works from this playlist.Choose one work, look up the lyrics, and write a short post (1-2 paragraphs) in our Facebook Group,… Read more »

Weeks 8 & 9: African American Poetry and Poetics

Tuesday, October 2 In class:Presentation: African American Poetry and PoeticsAssignment:Read all poems by:Robert HaydenAmiri BarakaLucille Clifton Gwendolyn Brooks Thursday, October 4 Essay #1 due. Take-home Midterm Exam handed out.In class:Robert HaydenAmiri BarakaLucille CliftonGwendolyn BrooksAssignment:Complete your take-home Midterm Exam (below) and turn in a printed copy on Thursday, October 11. Midterm Exam 6048 Midterm ExamDownload Tuesday,… Read more »

Week 7: Poetry, Identity, Culture

Tuesday, September 25 In class: presentations on:Derek Walcott: ElvinAgha Shahid Ali: AdrianaGrace Nichols: FabiolaAssignment: read bio and poems by:Michael OndaatjeJoy HarhoJudith Ortiz Cofer Thursday, September 27 In class: presentations on:Michael Ondaatje: LuisJoy Harho: IsmanuelJudith Ortiz Cofer: YariselAssignment: read bio and poems by:Ai, including online presentation by Ashley.Essay #1 due on

Essay #1: Poetic Analysis

The goal of this assignment is to analyze a poem from the context of the author’s poetics and relevant contemporary poetic movements. Procedure In order for you to successfully write this essay I suggest the following steps: Select a poet from our textbook that we haven’t covered in class.Research the poet, life, poetry, affiliations with… Read more »

Week 6: Towards Identity Poetics

Tuesday, September 18 In class: Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Sharon Olds. Assignment Presentations on the following poets:Derek Walcott: Elvin – Next TuesdayMichael Ondaatje: Luis – Next ThursdayLorna Goodison: Ai: AshleyAgha Shahid Ali: Adriana – Next TuesdayGrace Nichols: Fabiola – Next TuesdayJoy Harho: Ismanuel – Next ThursdayGary Soto: ChristianJudith Ortiz Cofer: Yarisel – Next ThursdayLouise Erdrich:… Read more »

Week 5: Confessional Poetry

Tuesday, September 11 Class does not meet Assignment Watch one of the following movies:Naked Lunch (1991)Howl (2010)On the Road (2012)Kill your Darlings (2013)Sylvia (2003)Write a brief analysis (250 words) of what it suggests about the life, politics, and poetics of the authors depicted. Post in our Facebook Group before class on Thursday, September 13. Thursday,… Read more »

Week 4: Beat Poetry

Tuesday, September 4 In Class In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Beat Poetry” In Norton Anthology (TOC): All poems by Allen GinsbergPenn Sound: Allen Ginsberg Assignment In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Deep Image Poetry”In Norton Anthology (TOC): All poems by Gary Snyder and Robert BlyYouTube: Gary Snyder, Robert Bly Thursday, September 6 In class Class meets via Google Hangout.Find a… Read more »

Week 3: Black Mountain Poets

Tuesday, August 28 In class: Discuss the poetry of: “Projective Verse,” Charles Olson’s bio and poems.  Robert Duncan’s poetry, “Poetry, a Natural Thing” Assignment: In Norton Anthology (or with links below) read the poet’s bio and explore the poetry of: : Robert Creeley, “I Know a Man“Denise Levertov, “Summer 1961” In our Facebook group, post… Read more »

Week 2: Poetic Schools

Tuesday, August 21 In class:Discuss course syllabusPresentations on poetic traditionsAssignment:In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Modernism” Thursday, August 23 In class:Finish presentations on poetic traditionsDiscuss assigned readingsAssignment:In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Black Mountain Poets”In Norton Anthology (or with links below) read the poet’s bio and explore the poetry of:“Projective Verse,” Charles Olson’s bio and poems.  Robert Duncan, “Poetry, a Natural… Read more »

Week 1: Fall 2018 Startup

Welcome! This course will be a historical exploration of poetry in the age of media. It will both cover and go beyond the canonical print-based narrative to examine how poets explored several media technologies to create and publish their poems. For example, poems written and produced for audio recording and broadcast, video recording and production,… Read more »

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  • Week 10: Hip Hop and Poetry

    Tuesday, October 16 In class:Discuss Ursula Rucker and The Last PoetsIntroduce Hip Hop as poetry (slideshow)Assignment:Read the entry on “Hip Hop Poetics” in The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and PoeticsListen to at least 5 works from this playlist.Choose one work, look up the lyrics, and write a short post (1-2 paragraphs) in our Facebook Group,… Read more »

  • Weeks 8 & 9: African American Poetry and Poetics

    Tuesday, October 2 In class:Presentation: African American Poetry and PoeticsAssignment:Read all poems by:Robert HaydenAmiri BarakaLucille Clifton Gwendolyn Brooks Thursday, October 4 Essay #1 due. Take-home Midterm Exam handed out.In class:Robert HaydenAmiri BarakaLucille CliftonGwendolyn BrooksAssignment:Complete your take-home Midterm Exam (below) and turn in a printed copy on Thursday, October 11. Midterm Exam 6048 Midterm ExamDownload Tuesday,… Read more »

  • Week 7: Poetry, Identity, Culture

    Tuesday, September 25 In class: presentations on:Derek Walcott: ElvinAgha Shahid Ali: AdrianaGrace Nichols: FabiolaAssignment: read bio and poems by:Michael OndaatjeJoy HarhoJudith Ortiz Cofer Thursday, September 27 In class: presentations on:Michael Ondaatje: LuisJoy Harho: IsmanuelJudith Ortiz Cofer: YariselAssignment: read bio and poems by:Ai, including online presentation by Ashley.Essay #1 due on

  • Essay #1: Poetic Analysis

    The goal of this assignment is to analyze a poem from the context of the author’s poetics and relevant contemporary poetic movements. Procedure In order for you to successfully write this essay I suggest the following steps: Select a poet from our textbook that we haven’t covered in class.Research the poet, life, poetry, affiliations with… Read more »

  • Week 6: Towards Identity Poetics

    Tuesday, September 18 In class: Anne Sexton, Adrienne Rich, Sharon Olds. Assignment Presentations on the following poets:Derek Walcott: Elvin – Next TuesdayMichael Ondaatje: Luis – Next ThursdayLorna Goodison: Ai: AshleyAgha Shahid Ali: Adriana – Next TuesdayGrace Nichols: Fabiola – Next TuesdayJoy Harho: Ismanuel – Next ThursdayGary Soto: ChristianJudith Ortiz Cofer: Yarisel – Next ThursdayLouise Erdrich:… Read more »

  • Week 5: Confessional Poetry

    Tuesday, September 11 Class does not meet Assignment Watch one of the following movies:Naked Lunch (1991)Howl (2010)On the Road (2012)Kill your Darlings (2013)Sylvia (2003)Write a brief analysis (250 words) of what it suggests about the life, politics, and poetics of the authors depicted. Post in our Facebook Group before class on Thursday, September 13. Thursday,… Read more »

  • Week 4: Beat Poetry

    Tuesday, September 4 In Class In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Beat Poetry” In Norton Anthology (TOC): All poems by Allen GinsbergPenn Sound: Allen Ginsberg Assignment In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Deep Image Poetry”In Norton Anthology (TOC): All poems by Gary Snyder and Robert BlyYouTube: Gary Snyder, Robert Bly Thursday, September 6 In class Class meets via Google Hangout.Find a… Read more »

  • Week 3: Black Mountain Poets

    Tuesday, August 28 In class: Discuss the poetry of: “Projective Verse,” Charles Olson’s bio and poems.  Robert Duncan’s poetry, “Poetry, a Natural Thing” Assignment: In Norton Anthology (or with links below) read the poet’s bio and explore the poetry of: : Robert Creeley, “I Know a Man“Denise Levertov, “Summer 1961” In our Facebook group, post… Read more »

  • Week 2: Poetic Schools

    Tuesday, August 21 In class:Discuss course syllabusPresentations on poetic traditionsAssignment:In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Modernism” Thursday, August 23 In class:Finish presentations on poetic traditionsDiscuss assigned readingsAssignment:In Princeton Encyclopedia: “Black Mountain Poets”In Norton Anthology (or with links below) read the poet’s bio and explore the poetry of:“Projective Verse,” Charles Olson’s bio and poems.  Robert Duncan, “Poetry, a Natural… Read more »

  • Week 1: Fall 2018 Startup

    Welcome! This course will be a historical exploration of poetry in the age of media. It will both cover and go beyond the canonical print-based narrative to examine how poets explored several media technologies to create and publish their poems. For example, poems written and produced for audio recording and broadcast, video recording and production,… Read more »