So I logged onto the internet and played some poems in real audio of Lisa Jarnot and Wanda Coleman.
A little talk about tradition and innovation.
Students were shocked by Lisa Jarnot.
Who's emp. wu? Whose neighborhood is this?
I said, yes, exactly. That's it. Whose neighborhood is this?
One student said Lisa Jarnot better not quit her dayjob.
A telling product based comment.
Some students asked if Lisa Jarnot loved Dr. Suess.
I told them I am not sure. I told them to look up Getrude Stein.
(This is a general education class).
I wish I found Wild Honey Press before I put together this Irish lit. class.
On Wed we are discussing Heaney but I'm going to broadcast a little Healy as well. A little daylight savings sex.
vs. >Healy on St. Paddy's day
I am tired sick of
"look at me/ I'm Irish/ I'm different/ we've all suffered terribly" (Peter Riley in the Chicago Review).
Rurual. Pastoral. Irish for the English.
A very narrow nationalism.
However, I have to admit Heaney was my first love.
I still find some pleasure in his language
but not his ends.