Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A notebook on other ways of reading African American poetry

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

No comments: