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Music, Poetry, and Storytelling

Poetry and songs often time inhabit the same creative sphere even if they don’t share the same room. Both are used to tell stories and truths by using language to craft the space necessary to derive meaning. In class we … Continue reading

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“Self, black self”: Self-Portraiture and Race

The self-portrait is a popular genre of contemporary poetry as a lyrical expression of how the poet envisions their self. John Keene’s poem “Self” (pg. 95-96 in What I Say) seems to fit this convention, but his poem records an … Continue reading

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