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Week Eleven

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8/31/20

9/1/20

9/2/20

9/3/20

9/4/20

  • Chester Himes, “Mama’s Missionary Money” (story)
  • Irene Fick, “The Greatest Unease” (essay)
  • Johnnie Taylor, “Last Two Dollars” (music)
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts, “Blood History” (poem)

9/5/20

  • Joy Harjo, “Break My Heart” and “My grandfather Monahwee” (poems)
  • Jacqueline Woodson, “You Said Hope” (essay)
  • Noname, “Self” (music)
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar, “The Lynching of Jude Benson” (story)

9/6/20

  • Langston Hughes, “One Friday Morning” (story)
  • David James Duncan, “Northwest Passage” (essay)
  • A.R. Ammons, “So I Said I Am Ezra” (poem)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie, “Darling Don’t Cry” (music)

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Week Ten

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8/24/20

8/25/20

  • Ray Bradbury, “A Sound of Thunder” (story)
  • Dorothy Parker, “Mrs. Post Enlarges on Etiquette” (essay)
  • Lucille Clifton, “I am Accused of Tending to the Past” (poem)
  • Mary Black, “Annachie Gordon” (music)

8/26/20

8/27/20

  • Ila kumar, “Dear Future Self” (essay)
  • Aaron Hamburger, “The Teacher’s Son” (story)
  • Collin Callahan, “I Hummed Her Address Until It Existed In Front of Me” (poem)
  • Phoebe Bridgers, “Halloween” (music)

8/28/20

8/29/20

  • Gwendolyn Brooks, “Maud Martha and New York” (story)
  • Ben Hecht, “Fog Patterns” (essay)
  • Ada Limón, “A New National Anthem” (poem)
  • The Secret Sisters, “Silver” (music)

8/30/20

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Week Nine

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8/17/20

8/18/20

8/19/20

  • Jason Reynolds, “Eraser Tattoo” (story)
  • T.S. Eliot, “Ulysses, Order, and Myth” (essay)
  • Tina Turner, “What’s Love Got to Do With It” (music)
  • T.S. Eliot, “Mr. Eliot’s Sunday Morning Service” (poem)

8/20/20

8/21/20

8/22/20

8/23/20

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Week Eight

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8/10/20

  • Ruth Stone, “Loss” and Brenda Shaughnessy, “Ever” (poems)
  • Alice Hoffman, “Choose to Plan for the Future” (essay)
  • Ambrose Bierce, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” (story)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 Overture” performed by the Paris Opera, 2011 (music)

8/11/20

  • Joni Mitchell, “Big Yellow Taxi” (music)
  • David Wujahn, “Written on the Due Date of a Son Never Born” (poem)
  • Bette Green, “An Ordinary Woman” (story)
  • Laurie Rachkus Uttich, “My Mother Returns to 1985” (essay)

8/12/20

  • Caleb Tankersley, “Swamp Creature” (story)
  • Jane Zwart, “Here’s to the Vivid Images That Did Not Change My Life” (essay)
  • Feroz Rather, “Reflections On An Ordinary Grief” (essay)
  • Linda Rondstadt, “You’re No Good” (music)

8/13/20

  • Mary J. Blige, “Thriving” [featuring Nas] (music)
  • Abbie Kiefer, “When My Mom Has Been Dead Eight Months, They Tear Down Lucky Lanes” (poem)
  • Oliver sacks, “My Periodic Table” (essay)
  • Haruki Murakami, “The Kingdom that Failed” (story)

8/14/20

  • Li-Young Lee, “From Blossoms” (poem)
  • Taylor Swift, “exile” [featuring Bon Iver] (music)
  • Danielle Batalion Ola, “Ask Me Anything” (story)
  • Neal Broverman, “Parenting in a World Gone Mad” (essay)

8/15/20

  • Kitty Macfarlane, “Wrecking Days” and “Starling Song” (music)
  • Jane Kenyon, “Coming Home at Twilight in Late Summer” (poem)
  • Aisha Saeed, “The One Who Defines Me” (essay)
  • Anne Mazer, “Forgotten” (story)

8/16/20

  • Anna-Marie McLemore, “Her Hair Was Not of Gold” (essay)
  • Eudora Welty, “A Visit of Charity” (story)
  • Nikky Finney, “Brown Girl Levitation, 1962-1989” (poem)
  • — (music)

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Week Seven

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8/3/20

  • Childish Gambino, “This is America” (music)
  • Kate Erickson, “Callbacks” (story)
  • Gail Russell Chaddock, “A Princess in No Need of a Prince” (essay)
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias” (poem)

8/4/20

  • Graham Barnhart, “A Fable” (poem)
  • Margaret Wardlaw, “Monsters” (essay)
  • Whitney Collins, “The Entertainer” (story)
  • Fats Domino, “I’m Ready” and “I’m in Love Again” (music)

8/5/20

  • Patsy Cline, “Crazy” [featuring The Jordanaires] (music)
  • James Alan McPherson, “On Trains” (story)
  • Maya Angelou, “When You Come” (poem)
  • Rebecca McClanahan, “Stories That Fit in My Hands” (essay)

8/6/20

  • Kaityln Greenridge, “My Mother’s Garden” (essay)
  • Christina Georgina Rossetti, “Come Unto Me” (poem)
  • Zora Neale Hurston, “The Gilded Six-Bits” (story)
  • The Amazing Rhythm Aces, “The End is Not in Sight (The Cowboy Tune)” (music)

8/7/20

8/8/20

  • Lukas Nelson, “Set Me Down on A Cloud” [featuring Lucius] (music)
  • Bridget Young, “Liberation Day
  • Audre Lorde, “The Same Death Over and Over or Lullabies are for Children” and Sonia Sanchez “Haiku” (“i saw you today”) (poems)
  • Oliver Sacks, “My Own Life” (essay)

8/9/20

  • MJ Cunniff, “After Sappho” (poem)
  • Richard Wagner, “Ride of the Valkyries” performed by the National Symphony Orchestra and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, “Ein musikalischer Spass, K. 522-4.Presto” performed by the Wiener Mozart Ensemble (music)
  • Katherine mansfield, “The Fly” (story)
  • Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Farewell” (essay)

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Week Six

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7/27/20

  • Charles Israel, Jr., “Ask a Crow” (story)
  • Rachel Cohen, “On Jane Austen’s Politics of Walking” (essay)
  • Gwendolyn Brooks, “the birth in a narrow room” (poem)
  • Tracy Chapman, album Telling Stories, Townes Van Zandt, ‘Pancho and Lefty,” Willie Nelson, “Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer” (music)

7/28/20

7/29/20

  • Christina Georgina Rossetti, “If” (poem)
  • Kate Bush, “This Woman’s Work” (music)
  • Oliver Sacks, “Mercury” (essay)
  • Rosemarie Robotham, “Jesse” (story)

7/30/20

7/31/20

8/1/20

8/2/20

  • James Baldwin, “Untitled” (“Lord, / When you send the rain”)(poem)
  • James Baldwin, “Exodus” (story)
  • James Baldwin, “Stranger in a Village” (essay)
  • Roberta Flack, “The First Time I Saw Your Face,” John Prine, “Sam Stone,” Fiona Apple, “I Want You to Love Me” (music)