We begin here a series of reports from panels and workshops that took place during Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012. Many times, folks asked us to post discussion notes or suggested reading lists that emerged from sessions.
To kick us off, Celeste Doaks brings us the list generated by her panel on essential reading for the new American classroom.
Please comment to add your suggestions to this list and/or make requests for notes from other sessions, etc. See the full festival schedule here. If you'd like to post your session notes, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let's keep the conversation going!
Rewriting the Literary Canon
The wonderful participants who took their time to attend our panel entitled "Should We Traverse from White-Out to Brown-Out, or Land Somewhere In Between? Female Teachers Rewriting the Literary Canon in the Classroom" were gracious enough to help us begin an initial list of poetry and prose that was either being omitted, ignored or overlooked from the typical literary canon.
This list was generated with care and concern for those women and men being held out by the gatekeepers, for whatever reasons. We hope you will explore, enjoy and spread widely to all concerned parties! This ongoing global literary conversation taking place in classrooms nationwide must strive to be inclusive, not exclusive. Feel free to add your own poetry or prose suggestion that may expand our list....
Sharon Bridgforth’s -The Bull-Jean Stories
Kiana Davenport- Shark Dialogues
Bohumil Hrabal -Too Loud a Solitude
Keri Hulme- The Bone People
Michael Cirelli - Lobster with Ol’ Dirty Bastard
Linda Hull – The Only World
Kelly Norman Ellis -Offerings of Desire
Willie Perdomo-Where a Nickel Costs A Dime
Lois Roma-Deeley -High Notes