Literature and Performance

Summer 2010

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Love – Performed By Willie A Morton II

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

I chose “Love” by Pokahontaz because it is another African American Poem that caught my eye because I do not really read about love, but this poem enthralled me with the different metaphors and it is a much different read because I usually read about race in poems. This piece made me want to read […]

My Recordings

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

The reason why I chose to read the poem entitled,”You Call Yourself a Man,” is because I have personally connect with this piece. I am fully aware of what its like to  have a father who has left me hurting as a result of something that he’s to me. My father refuses to take responsibility […]

The Lanyard by Billy Collins

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

For the poetry selection, I chose The Lanyard by Billy Collins.  He describes the relationship between a generous mother and a son who tries to repay her with a seemingly insignificant gift, a lanyard. This poem is particularly relevant for summer as many mothers are sending their sons off to camp to swim, play, hike, […]

“The Rose In The Snow” and “Alone” (performed by Elisha Jenkins)

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

“The Rose In The Snow” and “Alone” (Performed by Elisha Jenkins) -Unknown Author ” The Rose In The Snow” is truly a great poem. In the poem the speaker is illustrating his love for this woman whom he describes specifcally but generally as well. I chose this poem because I am ” in love” with the […]

Frida’s Suicide Note to Diego

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Frida’s Suicide Note to Diego Read and written by Sara Cardoza   [Frida’sSuicideNote] I chose to read this poem because I have always had a small love affair with Frida Kahlo. I find her an incredibly engimatic, beautiful, interesting, and tragic person. Years ago I found a copy of her published diary in my grandparent’s hometown […]

Lilo & Stitch: A Read-ALoud Storybook

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Sara Cardoza reads Lilo & Stitch: A Read-ALoud Storybook I chose to read [ Sara Cardoza Reading 1 ] Lilo and Stitch because I have always loved the movie. My family lived in Oahu, Hawaii during one of my father’s duty stations and the islands’ life  has made a lasting impression on my own. When […]

Little Tree and The Lorax performed by Laura Johnson

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I chose to re-read E.E. Cummings’ “Little Tree” because I thought I could do a much better job after listening to the critiques in class. I tried to take Kristin’s comment about reading it as though I was a child at Christmas time to heart. I hope you enjoy it! Little Tree Upon learning that […]

The the impotence of proofreading by Taylor Mali — read by Kate Spencer

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Ever since my Creative Writing teacher in my junior year showed us a video of Taylor Mali, I have been absolutely infatuated with him. I’m not usually one for spoken word poets, but he just has such conviction and actually speaks out for issues I feel strongly about. This poem in particular is both humorous […]

Payne – London / Robinson

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Download Payne – London – Even Unto Death (~9:30) For the narrative portion, I chose the short story Even Unto Death by Jack London.  In the short story, Bat Morganston asks Frona Payne (the last name is entirely coincidental) to marry him before heading off to the Arctic.  She answers yes, but soon after he […]

Stop that Pickle by Peter Armour (read by Meg)

Monday, July 19th, 2010

My second choice to read aloud, is a children’s book I read quite frequently when I was little. The story is simply stated: a runaway pickle conducts havoc up and down the streets of an imaginary town, and other lunch items follow the chase, concluding with a not-so-surprising ending. This book is close to my […]

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