Fall 2007 not offered
AMST 177, FGSS 120|
This course explores the influences of vernacular expression, music, mythology, the Bible, and English literature as well as social movements and history in poetry written by African Americans. Essays on poetics and close readings of key poems by key poets will provide the context for exercises in various forms.
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Harper and Walton, THE VINTAGE BOOK OF AFRICAN AMERICAN POETRY
Oliver, A POETRY HANDBOOK
Rita Dove, THOMAS AND BEULAH
Additional readings TBA
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Weekly writing assignments, oral report, 5-7 page mid-term paper, final 6-page manuscript. Attendance required at selected Russell House poetry readings.
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