The Black Vernacular

One of our readings (Kevin Young’s The Grey Album) this week came at the perfect time. It’s the perfect time because a few weeks ago I decided that I am going to explore the black vernacular for my final project for this course. Elizabeth Alexander is partly responsible for this. I’ve been reading and re-reading […]

Code for Action

  Do not get stuck on terms, labels or definitions Terms, labels + definitions cannot be trusted Know that the term “experiment” is dangerous Know that everything is an experiment Make it new Stop saying make it new Regard the term “experiment” with doubt Do not regard the term “experiment” with doubt Remember: 150 years […]

Oral Histories

This week’s reading came at the perfect time because I am working on a documentary project with a friend. We are collecting stories from people (residents, former residents, stakeholders, city leaders, professionals) throughout five different neighborhoods in order to gain their perspective on a big city project. I’m not really sure how to respond to […]

Anne Carson

I am new to Anne Carson and her book, Autobiography of Red. I am also new to the Greek character, Geryon. I was immediately struck by the book’s form. The short and fragmented lines throughout Autobiography of Red reminded me of David Shield’s Reality Hunger and of course, I thought of Gertrude Stein. There were […]