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Biographical Poetry: Frank Marshall Davis

June 20, 2011


“Giles Johnson, Ph.D.” is a poem written by Frank Marshall Davis. It is a poetic biography that gives the reader a unique insight to the world of Giles Johnson, while evoking critical thinking. The introspection this piece promotes is remarkable. It makes me feel somewhat self-conscious and forces me to reevaluate some of my academic […]

The Essential Red Wheelbarrow

June 6, 2011


I have been pondering and toying with the idea of playing with some more William Carlos Williams. “Red Wheelbarrow” has been on my mind a lot lately. It is such a simple concept but it is loaded with so much literary nutrition. The imagery, the use of enjambment, and the toneā€¦. There is so much […]

Book Review: Know What I Mean?

June 2, 2011


Michael Eric Dyson has been touted as an essential bridge between the Hip Hop Generation and their Baby Boomer parents. Dyson recognizes the controversy that hip hop music carries with it, and seeks to clear up some of this controversy or at the very least, creates a space for rational and objective discussion on the […]