Week Two

(Start with my first post if you’re unfamiliar with my lists.)


  • Carol Ann Duffy, “Originally” and Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Lines Written by the Bay of Lerici” (poems)
  • Jean Toomer, “Karintha” (story)
  • Richard Wright, “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow: An Autobiographical Sketch” (essay)
  • Franki Valli and the Four Seasons, “Sherry,” “December, 1963,” “Grease,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” (music)


  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls” (poem)
  • Ann Petry, “In Darkness and Confusion” (story)
  • Otis Redding, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” Emmylou Harris, “Get Up John,” John Prine, “Spanish Pipedream,” The Cox Family, “I am Weary (Let Me Rest), Don Williams & Emmylou Harris, “If I Needed You” (music)
  • Terry Tempest Williams, “The Clan of the One-Breasted Women” (essay)


  • Joan Didion, “On Keeping a Notebook” (essay)
  • Frank Marshall Davis, “Flowers of Darkness” (poem)
  • John Collier, “Bottle Party” (story)
  • Willie Nelson (featuring Leon Russell), “Heartbreak Hotel,” Little Richard, “Rip It Up,” “Dusty Springfield, “Son of a Preacher Man,” Joni Mitchell, “California,” Tom Waits, “Hope I Don’t Fall in Love with You” (music)


  • Guy de Maupassant, “The Necklace” (story)
  • Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabell Lee” (poem)
  • James Baldwin, “Autobiographical Notes” from Notes of a Native Son (essay)
  • Beyoncé, “Pray You Catch Me,” “Hold Up,” “Daddy Lessons,” “Formation,” “All Night” (music)



  • Fredrick Douglass, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro” (essay)
  • Claude McKay, “White House,” “America” (poems)
  • Toni Cade Bambara, “The Lesson,” and Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” (stories)
  • Phoebe Bridgers, “Killer,” “Georgia,” “Chelsea,” and from Spring Awakening: The Musical, “Mama Who Bore Me” (original and reprise)

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