Here’s our first class! If you’re here it’s probably because this class is already over, or else you are sneakily browsing the web when you should be paying attention. In any case, please take a moment to leave a comment below. Did you like any of the recordings we heard in class? Also tell me about your impressions of the course so far, what you are excited about, and what you’re not excited about.

An earful of texts to try out:

A recording of Walt Whitman reading his poem “America.”

A recording of W.B. Yeats introducing and reading “The Lake Isle of Innisfree.”

A longer version of the same recording:

Frank O’Hara, “Poem (Lana Turner Has Collapsed!)

Nikki Giovanni, “Ego Tripping

Tracie Morris, “My Great Grand Aunt Meets a Bush Supporter

John Hegley, “Jesus Isn’t Just For Christmas

Jake Brown, “Pentheus

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