We don’t meet at all on the week of the 22nd. We’re off on Tuesday, 9/22 and I’ll be away at a conference on Thursday, 9/24 and Friday 9/25 so our next meeting is Tuesday, 9/29, Use the time to get ahead on the reading in Piñero and catch up on anything you’ve missed. You might want to read the intro to the drama section since we’ll be reading a play for Thursday.
For Tuesday, September 29th, we’ll finish the poetry section in Outlaw: The Collected Works and have our first student presentation by Alexander, Laura, and Blaire. Read the following poems:
Watch Piñero read “Seeking the Cause”
Again, it’s not a lot of reading, however, you must read the poems slowly and carefully and choose 2 of them to read more than once. Take notes on key points that you think are significant, funny, interesting, or do a nice job of telling the story of the city.
Questions to think about as you read:
For Thursday October 1 we move on to Piñero’s plays. Read “The Drama of Miguel Piñero” at the front of Outlaw and read Piñero’s play Short Eyes (pages 193-243). We’ll start the class with a student presentation by Amalee and Dayvis.
Questions to think about to guide your reading:
Watch the legendary singer Curtis Mayfield sing one of the songs from the film version (he also had a small part in the film and composed/performed the soundtrack).