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A Reading of “didn’t yo mama invent the pay toilet”

I have chosen to focus on Kim D. Hunter’s poem “didn’t yo mama invent the pay toilet” (75). In this piece, she compares the use of a guillotine to requiring a homeless person to pay to use the restroom. (I … Continue reading

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ASL on Paper

I have been studying American Sign Language for the past few years, and one of the ways I try to improve my proficiency is by watching ASL poetry and music videos online. When I watched these sorts of videos a … Continue reading

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Don’t forget

White poets have continually dominated the literary world, and therefore poets of color are always measured against white poets’ standards of quality. When analyzing poets of color, people are quick to contribute elements of their style to the poets’ race. … Continue reading

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Panel: Black Style, Black Language

The Living Archive: African American Poetry PANEL 2: BLACK STYLE,BLACK LANGUAGE Monday, April 3, 2017, 6—8 pm An exploration of the styles and impulses found within the body of both written and spoken Black poetry. Moderated by Robert Bellinger. NICOLE TEREZ … Continue reading

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prayer request cards

Asking for things is weird especially when directing it through “the church” because I have never been inside of a church to pray, only to look. But here are some typings and prayers and hopings for.

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Oakland is burning // Water is life

Hey friends. The world’s got me feeling a weird bunch of dissonant emotions. Like I’m rejoicing about the DAPL announcement. But I’m mourning the Ghostship warehouse fire in Oakland, a (queer) artist’s community and electronic dance club. The fire happened the night … Continue reading

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Class Notes 11/17

The Fourth Wave by Erika T. Wurth “Identity, nature vs. modernity, authenticity, reservation vs. non-reservation culture, sovereignty/land issues, racism/internalized racism, cultural/tradition recovery, history, and language are core issues.” (2) Audience Who gets to codify the culture; white poets “translating” and … Continue reading

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