SWP: BA Discussion Group Leader

During the Boulder Naropa SWP this year I’m going to be one of the BA Discussion Group Leaders.

The BA Discussion Groups meet once each week on Wednesday morning. Here’s the discription for my group:

This discussion group will concern ourselves with writers from various ethnic, gender, and social backgrounds in the context provided each week of the Summer Writing Program. We will ask how the questions raised in lectures, classes, and readings find voice among writers outside the dominant social structures. We will learn about the Black Arts Movement, Nuyorican Poets, Afrilician Poets, and more. We will discuss writers ranging from Amiri Baraka to Miguel PiƱero to Tim Z. Hernandez.

I’m looking forward to these discussions. As I gather more sources and ideas, I’m going to post them here.

Last night I read two poems at the Symposium. The first was Captain Kentucky by James Baker Hall. And the second was a poem I’ll bring to the discussion group this summer: On Seeing Miky’s Body by Miguel Algarin.

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