Tuesday, April 10, 2012

From the Festival - A New Blog Series

Sonia Sanchez signs books at Split This Rock Poetry Festival 2012

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 info@splitthisrock.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....

Prose/Fiction Novel/Novella

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

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