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Movement Song: The Poetics of Liberation

ENGL 3660.401
also offered as: GSWS 3660.401, AFRC 3660.401, FNAR 3660.401, LALS 3660.401
R 3:30-6:30pm
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This creative and critical poetry writing workshop will focus on the study of poets associated with antiwar, feminist, leftist, queer/trans and racial justice liberatory movements. We will study the work of Pablo Neruda, Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Sean Bonney, Ntozake Shange, Jake Skeets, Chrystos, Natalie Diaz, Adelaide Ivánova, Adrienne Rich and Sonia Sanchez in relationship to the communities and movements which their work engages. Students will also work on their own poetry and will formulate innovative ways to present their work to a wider audience in the forms of video poems, zines, broadsides, social media posts, podcasts and letter print posters. This class in cross-listed with Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies; Fine Arts; and Latin American & Latinx Studies.

English Major Requirements
English Concentration Attributes
  • Creative Writing Workshop Course Minor (AECW)
College Attributes
  • Foundational Approach: Cultural Diversity in US (AUCD)