Week 4

Week 4 Feb 20 – NO CLASS 


  • What I Say through Fred Moten (p. 177)
  • Evie Shockely “Complicating the Subject: Harryette Mullen’s Muse & Drudge as African American Blues Epic” from Renegade Poetics [read the whole thing, but pay special attention to p. 89 – 105 in which Shockely does a great close reading of a few stanzas of the poem]

Reading Response:
Do a close reading of one of the poems in the anthology. Pick one attribute (verbs, sibilance, color imagery, visual impact, etc.) of the poem to focus on and go as deep as you can with it.

Resources for how to do close reading: