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Class Notes 5/8/18

“Yet, I started to realize that to not have experienced this exclusion myself, to always have situated myself in the “included” group, was a loss for me and a lacking in my literary experience. … This poetry performance was much … Continue reading

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  “Black people (and Black women specifically) worldwide are subjected to a system of incredible violence, misogynoir, and suppression. In the midst of all this, can we really say we’ve reached the status of queens? That we are somehow magical … Continue reading

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Class Notes April 3 2018

What are some elements of experimental poetry that we can look for? repetition, broken/disrupted language, shifting or unstable subjectivity, polyvocality, multiplicity, open field, neologisms, non-standard englishes, multilingualism, paradox, non-dominant ways of knowing (feeling, intuition, ancestral knowledge, etc.), collapse of meaning, … Continue reading

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Class Notes 3/19/18

CW: anti-blackness, anti-indigenous racism H onest by Edwin Torres (p. 279) as song by SOWNDHAUZ Making up missed responses Concepts/Terminology: mestizaje castas Aztlan la raza cósmica (la raza) anti-blackness “the lower types of the species will be absorbed by the … Continue reading

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Class Notes 3.6.18

Research / Allusions “There are words in Japanese that are called up for me by words in the English (outside of so-called literal translations) which in turn affect my reading of the original English word and its meaning in a … Continue reading

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Class Notes 2/27/2018

“How many more losses have we lost?” —Blessed Sheriff “The responses that Zong! makes space for, characterized in these two ways, were mostly additive. Zong! asks us to create meaning based on the words and language that it provides … The question “why … Continue reading

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Class Notes Feb 13

“As a reader, it is necessary to give thought to the writer’s imagined reality before attempting to find meaning in the words. … As readers, it is our job to suspend our immediate and instinctive search for meaning and realize that … Continue reading

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