On a list-serv I subscribe to related to African American literature, someone recently posed a question to the group "what articles/books would you recommend that teach students how to read poetry?" She went on to note "I'd like some new/old tried/true borrowed/black ideas so I can perform feats of intellectual & pedagogical deviance."
People started helpfully providing book chapters and scholarly essay suggestions. I was familiar with several of the print-based materials that were suggested, but maybe it's telling that few links to online materials were listed. I've decided to do here is provide a few writings concerning other ways of assisting students on reading poetry.
• How to read poetry like a RapGenius
• A list of popular writings concerning African American poetry and poets
• Notes on popular writings concerning African American poetry