This course is discontinued



  • Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
  • James Baldwin, ”Sonny’s Blues”, “Going to Meet the Man,” “Of the Sorrow Songs,” and “Many Thousands Gone”
  • Tom Wolfe, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
  • E.L. Doctorow, The Book of Daniel
  • Charles Olson, “Human Universe” and “Projective Verse”
  • Robert Creeley, “Form” and “Notes Apropos ‘Free Verse’”


  • Allen Ginsberg, “Howl” and “America”
  • Robert Creeley, “I Know a Man,” “The Rain,” “The Whip,” “The Sentence,” “For Love”                            
  • Gwendolyn Brooks,  “The Mother,” “We Real Cool,” “The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till,” “The Blackstone Rangers,” “To the Diaspora”
  • Charles Olson, “The Kingfishers,” “For Sappho, Back,” “I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You,” “Maximus to Himself” 
  • LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, ““An Agony.  As Now,” “The Bridge,” “Black Art,”  “A Poem Some People Will Have to Understand”, “A Poem for Willie Best”
  • Anne Sexton, “Her Kind,” “Starry Night,” “Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman”
  • Adrienne Rich, "Storm Warnings,"  "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law," Diving into the Wreck,”  “A Valediction Following Mourning”

The works by Ellison, Wolfe, and Doctorow will be available through the book store.  Many of the short stories and poems can be found in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Edition. The remaining texts will be made available electronically.

Published Nov. 8, 2013 10:21 AM