Write a five to seven essay on some thesis not covered in the course, considering another book by a 21st Century woman poet and discuss the poets work next the work of
one of the poets we have studied this semesger.. You can consider such ideas as style, vision, political sensibility, and poetic innovation as well as other ideas.
The papers will be evaluated based upon their insight, their clarity, their organization, and how well they support their assertions with precise evidence from the
text and from secondary sources.
Below is a list of some 21st Century poets who reflect some of the diversity reflected in our classroom. You can find these poets’ books in libraries and bookstores.
You might consider:
Tracy K. Smith, Tarfia Faizullah, Solmaz Sharif, Bhanu Kapil, Cathy Park Hong, Myung Mi Kim, Eileen Myles, Carmen Giménez Smith ,Rae Armantrout, Mei-mei
Berssenbrugge, Maya Angelou, Lucie Brock Broido, Barbara Gues, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Susan Howe, Ann Lauterbach, Natalie Diaz, Susan Howe, Fanny Howe, Sharon
Olds, Marilyn Nelson, Allison Funk, Lynn Emanuel, Rita Dove, Margaret Atwood, Lisa Russ Spaar, Dorothea Lasky, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Jennifer Chang, Karyna McGlynn,
Elizabeth Alexander, Matthea Harvey, Ai, Martha Collins, Sandra Lim, Carolyn Forche, Niki Giovanni, Heather McHugh, Naomi Shihab Nye, Mary Oliver, Natasha Trethewey,
Jean Valentine, Anne Carson, Thylias Moss, Marie Howe, Jane Hirshfield, Beth Ann Fennelly, Anna Journey, Kay Ryan, Maggie Nelson, Jane Mead, Kathleen Pierce, Allison
Joseph, Mary Szybist, Pattiann Rogers, Kimiko Hahn, Karen An-hwei Lee, Prageeta Sharma, Evie Shockley, Toi Derricotte, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Sally Ball, Sonia
Sanchez, Sharan Strange. . .