b: Conceptual Music; or How the Solipsist Applied Loop Quantum Gravity to His Existence Ok.
We will be doing a similar thing in this assignment, but now we will do it using the time period of when you were conceived. The response can be in journal entry form, essay, or however you want.
It waits by parlor coffins, applies rouge to Poe & Beau Brummell. It flails in the foam, but has no body & cannot drown, or swim.
Its father is Gertrude Stein, not Whitman, who despises it, though it will not admit it. It does not harvest thought, or associate with farmers. Inviolate, buttressed by its own skyhook aesthetics, it revels in skewed cubes, elliptical appositions. In his afterlife, Rimbaud smuggles it along infected rivers.
I think, in part, it will help us understand how a book of poems works, or will help us understand a particular poet with more depth and clarity – and probably our own poetry.
You can also couple this poetry assignment with the previous assignment. Yeah, we are going to learn why we really like something. The next assignment or two will get us back to writing poetry, but in the meantime, it’s good to reflect through prose. Making Closure; or Getting to Know You / Getting to Know Every Word About You [use a high, squeaky, out-of-key voice to sing that]; or Damn, Is My Vocabulary that Small?
And through the writing of it, we will aid our memory about a poet. And After All of that Highfalutin Schoolin’, too, Sheesh; or I’m Gonna Make You Smoke All Them Ceegars Until You Learn to Hate Them; or The Old Possum’s Book of Practical Remedies; or How to Avoid the T. Eliot (Old Possum) Syndrome; or Shaking Off the Funk; or Getting Rid of Your Wouby ( anyone? ; or Mama Needs a New Pair of Words (and how to avoid making your point) You are gonna need all of your poems for this one.
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For instance, she has a poem titled “Light My Fire,” in which she weaves in certain events from the time period of her birth & the song.
She then talks to those events & to the song & wraps them all together in a poem that talks back to her existence & to the reader. You will use song titles from songs that were on the top 40 chart during the week of your birth (well, for those of you born in 1970 or after).