Listen to the poems and read the interviews for three of the poets here. Write a response to the blog where you respond to what you liked in the poems and write about what you liked and learned. Try to describe what you heard and interpret the poem for meaning, and where the language was at its best. What is the poet trying to do with his/her writing?
Post it to our blog, and also make two comments to other writers doing the same assignment.
Lucille Clifton reads a poem.