Wednesday, December 3, 2014
The Big Smoke: Reflections
[The Big Smoke reading group]
We've covered a range of issues -- history, boxing, race relations, anti-black racism, verbal skills and eloquence, domestic violence, and motivation -- while covering Adrian Matejka's volume of poetry The Big Smoke this semester. We've admired and disliked Jack Johnson along the way. We shook our heads at the troubling circumstances black people encountered during the early 20th century and how some of those circumstances resonate today.
But, of the various issues, including and beyond those mentioned above that you've covered while reading, what did you find most noteworthy or important concerning The Big Smoke? Why or how so?