Ethnic Minority Poetry in the US

Autumn 2018-2019


Geronimo Sarmiento Cruz

This course is designed as a survey of the various minority traditions excluded from canonical understandings of the history of US poetry. Centered around the twentieth century yet bookended by earlier and later poetry, the course is divided into five sections: African American, Native American, Latinx, Asian American, and Jewish American. Among many others, we’ll read poems by Myung Mi Kim, Amiri Baraka, Simon J. Ortiz, and Allen Ginsberg. (Poetry, Theory, 1830-1940)