Several issues have emerged in these first three days of our session: I think we found multiple ways into the poetry of Dickinson, Cooley, Ginsberg, Hughes, Angelou, and Smith. I think we have complicated the relationship between the—sometimes intense—personal experience of reading poetry and the intellectual understanding of how it works by: performing critical analysis […]
We are reading Ginsberg tomorrow. The readings consist of: Poems: Cockroach on My Door (to Alan Ansen); Two Nights, and pg. 9/10 of HOWL (the beginning of section I in the online version). Journal: The excerpts from Ginsberg’s journal are meant to help us understand Ginsberg’s creative process. Happy Howling!