Preliminary Readings for Evie Shockley

Readings:

  • The introduction to Evie Shockley’s Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry”, pages 1-24 (See PDF Viewer Below) 
    • Citation: Shockley, Evie. Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry. Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 2011.
  • Selected poems from Evie Shockley’s most recent book of poetry The New Black, available through the library here: https://muse.jhu.edu/book/13559/

“the defense of marriage act, alternatives to”

“never after”

“you can’t deny it”

“Womanish”

“duck, duck, redux”

“my last modernist poem”

“statistical haiku”

“clare’s song”

“Dependencies”

 

Assignments:

SSR on introduction

http://suzannechurchill.com/secondary-source-report/ Follow these instructions except for the final step: instead of rhetorical strategies, please answer the following prompt using complete sentences: Respond to one of the nine Shockley poems we read for today with one of the arguments from the critical text(s) in mind.

Using Hypothesis, leave at least three comments on any of the selections from The New Black

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