Why Don't You Let It Out Then?
A Conversation Model of Writing and Reading
Activities for Writing
Readings: Tillie Olsen, excerpt from Yonnondio: From the Thirties; Gary Soto, "Behind Grandma's House"
People and Cultures in Conflict and Change
Edgar Allan Poe, "The Black Cat"
Clarise Lispector, "The Smallest Woman in the World"
Margaret Atwood, "The Man from Mars"
James Alan McPherson, "A Loaf of Bread"
Langston Hughes, "Theme for English B"
-- "Ballad of the Landlord"
Anna Swir, "The Same Inside"
Gwendolyn Brooks, "The Boy Died in My Alley"
Wislawa Szymborska, "Hatred"
Carter Revard, "Discovery of the New World"
Wole Soyinka, "Telephone Conversation"
Paula Gunn Allen, "Pocahontas to Her English Husband, John Rolfe"
Sharon Olds, "On the Subway"
Jim Sagel, "Baca Grande"
Gary Soto, "Black Hair"
Sook Lyol Ryu, "Poem by a Yellow Woman"
Martín Espada, "Coca-Cola and Coco-Frío"
Essay on Gary Soto and Cathy Song's Black Hair and Lost Sister
Shellie - Just a footnote. I think the father in this poem was analcoholic; therefore, I think the kid had it rough even before the dad died. Ifthere is any truth in this story about Gary Soto, I say good for him, he madeit!