June 15 Period 1, Summer 2021

Black Lives Matter  

African American poets examine race through the lens of powerful poems. These poems are listed in order of publication. Each of these is downloadable using Google, but here are suggested links for each poem.
1. “I, Too” by Langston Hughes 1926 www.poetryfoundation.org
2. “Southern Cop” by Sterling A. Brown 1936 www.poemhunter.com
3. “we real cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks 1960 www.poetryfoundation.org
4. “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden 1962 www.poetryfoundation.org
5. “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa 1988 www.poetryfoundation.org
6. “Incident” by Natasha Tretheway 2006 www.poetryfoundation.org
If we have time for it:
7. “Praise Song for the Day”, Elizabeth Alexander 2009 www.poetryfoundation.org (Written for President Barack Obama’s Inauguration, Jan 20, 2009.)

Course Dates:

Course time:
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Instructor: Alice Twombly

Course Type: Online