Reading Schedule

Week 12

Tues 4/14





Thurs 4/16




Lyrical Protests

Adrienne Rich reread “Diving into the Wreck,” “North America Time” & Audre Lorde’s “Poetry is not a Luxury” & “Sisters in Arms” Blog Posters DUE by 6pm night before Second Close Reading Paper due via email before class


Excerpt from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee (1982) pgs 45-58. Read her short bio here: Blog Posters DUE by 6pm night before

Week 13

Tues 4/21




Thurs 4/23

Lyrical Protests

Language Poets and The New Sentence “Chronic Meanings,” excerpt from My Life, & “Albany” Blog Posters DUE by 6pm night before 

Mash-up Assignment due



Etheridge Knight “Idea of Ancestry”  Patricia Smith “Buried” & “Skinhead” Blog Posters DUE by 6pm night before 

Week 14

Tues 4/28




Thurs 4/30

Citizenship in America

Claudia Rankine Citizen: An American Lyric excerpts Blog Posters DUE by 6pm night before   Both dialogic journals due in class.


  Read sample introduction + evidence paragraph (posted on blog). 500 word essay bring three copies. Final Paper claim workshop and further discussion 

Week 15

Tues 5/5

Thurs 5/7

 Final Paper: Detailed outline and first three paragraphs due in class for workshop

Individual Conferences–You will sign up

Week 16

Tues 5/12


Thurs 5/14


Individual Conferences–You will sign up  



Last class—reflections and end of the semester cheer. Portfolios due 5/22



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