Friday, November 02, 2012

Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) Class Update Week 8

We are at the end of week 8 of 10 and I am finally seeing the light! This week we are studing "Language Poets" whose defining characteristic is to encourage reader participation.

Throughout this course, I have been re-introduced to the works of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, and Walt Whitman, as well as the works of Countee Cullen (Harlem Renaissance poet), Claude McKay, and Amiri Baraka. I have also been exposed to many poets with whom I was not familiar before taking this course. To date, I have not read anyone whose style is similar to my own (or vice versa).

So, two more weeks of reading, writing and reviewing essays, watching videos, taking quizes, and commenting on discussion forums, and I will be done. I will have to sort out all that I have learned when it is all over!


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