The poet describes herself as "a wandering poet" because of the workshops she holds around the world and being an inspiration for people at all ages. Her poems, mostly about her experience as an Arab-American poet and addresses a cultural issues through an ordinary events. Nye constantly insists on the possible co-existence between her two cultures, in contrast, she writes about the struggle of the Palestinians and how the Arab resist to cooperate or to coexist. Therefore, the conflict in her poems reflect the conflict she has about wanting to connect them and the pain she feels for the Arab, who doesn 't live in their country. Naomi Shihab Nye has exposed the need for coexistence in spite of resistance in
Her poetry takes a common incident or ordinary person and given a structure that is not a plain recitation of facts, poems that “skillfully combine biography and history” (325). She has stated in an interview with M. Wynn Thomas in 1995, her works have been influenced by Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Richard Wright, and James Wright. Dove is also asked often about her influences other than writers and repeats that she is “obsessed with” what she calls the “underside of history”. In the interview with M. Wynn Thomas, Dove said that the “underside of history” is the “dramas of ordinary people - the quiet courage of their actions, all which buoy up the big events” (The Swansea Review). Dove believes “putting these private events” alongside historical events makes the personal and historical equally important.
Mark Ledezma English Literature Professor Acker March 21, 2018 Phillis Wheatley Critical Response Based on what if read about Phillis Wheatley, it talks about how Phillis Wheatley expresses her life as an enslaved African American through a poem, how she astonishes authors about her achievements and determination of being the only African American to learn to read and write at that time and how she has inspired other authors and African American people. In my opinion I would agree about how she astonishes author on her achievements and determination and how she expresses her life in the form of a lyric poem. The first reason why if agree with this article is because Phillis wheatley shows others authors about the life of an enslaved African
Anyway, to describe the meaning of the topic we have to find some connections or elements of these poems with the authors. At the same time, I was describing them and I showed that the both authors were the publisher from the America. So the people who make this poem Marks is Linda Pastan; she’s an American poet of Jewish background, and she has writing a lot of the poems about the issues that caused the family life, death, fear of lose, lose, motherhood, and also the female experiences at home. These can including the relationships or the life, as I convert to the women that had broken heart with a family. Indeed, as her feeling about this poems to the broken heart can describing the ways of a person who got heart breaking with someone
The rhythm of the blues changes the atmosphere in the room. Such poets are significant for the development of the society as a whole. With the amount of the special themes, the poetry of Langston Hughes remains to be the chronicle of the Harlem Renaissance. Therefore, it is good for everyone to read such poetry in order to understand the nature of the times that passed by. The general impression cannot be combined to anything in the
The “Talking with Pat Mora” Jeanette Larson. Larson interviews poet Pat Mora and talks about her work and why she became an author. Larson ask Mora on her journey to becoming a writer and poet. She explains that it all started in a house with books. (23) She then says that the reason for it was because of her family and teachers around her at a young age.
How does this text BUILD on our knowledge and understanding of the writer? Source title formatting Text #19: “Tomson Highway: Interview with Sherman Alexie” (Book Review) 2. How does the text deepen our understanding of Alexie and his writing? The text deepens our understanding of Alexie and his writing because it tells us that he was inspired by native American authors to write because it connected to him personally as he is a Native American as well who had to endure common ordeals. It is quoted in the text by Alexie, “I got into the class, and my professors, Alex Kwo, gave me an anthology of contemporary Native American poetry called Songs from this Earth on Turtle’s back.
In “Conversations About Home”, Shire talks about the hardships she has faced and what and why she left home. The poem 's main audience is for those who live in Western countries that have immigrants and have an ignorant view on them coming and don’t understand the hardships that they go through. Although the two poems differ in their barriers, narrators and outcome, both Shire’s and Zamora’s poems communicates and creates an image to the audience of escaping home to two different audiences. In both poem, the narrators come from very different backgrounds with their experiences of immigration. In the poem “Conversations About Home”, Shire’s viewpoint comes from a Somali-Kenyan who travels to many countries to get where she is now (London).
Slam poets are known for focusing on Politics, Racism, Economic, and Gender equality when reciting or righting their spoken words. The slam poet I chose is Notsikelelo Mazwai who prefers to be called by her clan name MAmiy. She was born September 3 1980, in Soweto, Gauteg South Africa. She is known for her style of mixing her inspirational poems with beat and the power of her voice carries when it comes to South African spoken words. The style of her poems, she uses social issues, issues that we face as South Africans.
American confessional female poets dwelled on the issue of identity in the mid-twentieth century. In the early 1960s, poetry written by American female figures began to flourish. Taboo issues became the talk of the day. These Women poets took the initiative to write in verse form about sexuality, abortion and masturbation. They broke the norms in poetry in terms of the thematic anchorage.