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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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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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Why this class, again?

Up until a few years ago I thought I had to choose between being a “Puerto Rican poet” and being an “experimental poet.” My formal education in experimental poetry when I started grad school was essentially non-existant, and so I took a … Continue reading

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Class Notes 9-22

M. NourbeSe Philip reading from Zong! M. NourbeSe Philip reading from Zong! M. NourbeSe Philip performs from Zong! M. NourbeSe Philip performs from Zong! M. NourbeSe Philip site Zong! failure & openness of experimental form / process allow an un-telling whose loss is … Continue reading

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Class Notes 9-21

Things that came up in class today: Who is excluded from the cannon of 20 & 21st Century experimental & avant-garde art: “avant-garde” generally refers to a movement; ‘experimental’ to stylistic or formal elements; can be used interchangeably along with … Continue reading

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Radical Existence: People, Writers, and Poets of Color

*Note: these are just my thoughts from our discussion on Sept. 15 and that I posted on tumblr “My survival is radical” I am a woman. I am queer. I am Latina. My existence, I have learned, is a giant … Continue reading

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