The fine website LitHub shared "To the Lady Who Mistook Me for the Help at the National Book Awards," a beautiful piece by Patrick Rosal. Which made me think of "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria" by Judith Ortiz Cofer.
What other works come to mind?
An Instance of an Island by Patrick Rosal (poem)
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Teaching and learning online
You'll find a number of tabs on this site; some lead to publications of various sorts in a range of media by me and others. What I'm most excited about at the moment is the ENGL4302: Spoken Word Poetry & Pedagogy tab. This is an upper-level undergraduate class I'm teaching this semester (Fall 2017), and despite my trepidations about my own organizational skills, I've committed to bringing the class online by making the students' work public. I hope this practice will help to up the stakes for students in terms of their investment in their writing and research, since a public audience puts a bit more pressure on one to perform at a high level. Also, though, this turns the students into teachers who are sharing information as they learn, and it establishes a place where we can do some work together with students in McKinley High School's Humanities Amped Creative Writing elective before and after both classes meet together this month.
I think this website is where my teaching is going to start to live. Look for a new tab that houses my course syllabi and accompanying readings/resources soon :-)
Thanks for visiting Poetry/Pedagogy. This site blog is where I'll post notes and thoughts about the critical pedagogies and literacies work happening in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and around the world. - Sue
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