spreading the word poetry and the survival of community in america

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Spreading The Word

Author : Ross Talarico
ISBN : 0822315890
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In 1985 poet Ross Talarico began a grassroots program in creative expression in Rochester, New York. As the program came together, so did the community—young and old, poor and privileged, even those who could not read or write but wanted to tell their stories. This book is a testimony to the poetry that experience produced. An exhilarating account of a successful experiment in promoting community self-expression, Spreading the Word interweaves the participants’ stories with Talarico’s own life, his struggle as a poet, and the drama of his workshops. The book will be both a resource and an inspiration for teachers of writing, writers, and those who simply wish to learn to write. Drawing on his workshops in Rochester, Talarico describes a unique approach for eliciting poetry from people of many ages and backgrounds—particularly underpriviledged urban kids and the elderly. The process—from dialogue to self-expression to publication to public event—illuminates the urgency and meaning of releasing the spirit captured in each man and woman and child’s experience. "Some people say that Ross Talarico has done the impossible," the Today Show remarked of his success in Rochester; and with this book Talarico offers the same opportunity to others. Teachers, community leaders, parents, and children will be able to follow his practical, hands-on approach to encouraging self-expression in diverse, even unlikely, settings. They will see here how poetry is indeed relevant, ever more crucial to our identity as the culture evolves—how it is, finally, the place where the inarticulate can come to speak for themselves.

Democracy In Contemporary U S Women S Poetry

Author : N. Marsh
ISBN : 9780230607156
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book reads the work of contemporary women poets against recent debates in third wave feminism and democratic theory in exploring the range of ways in which women poets have interrogated the complexities of being public in contemporary U.S culture.

Lend Me Your Ear

Author : Brenda Jo Brueggemann
ISBN : 1563680793
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The tradition of rhetoric established 2,500 years ago emphasizes the imperative of speech as a defining characteristic of reason. But in her new book Lend Me Your Ear, Brenda Jo Brueggemann exposes this tradition’s effect of disallowing deaf people human identity because of their natural silence. Brueggemann’s assault upon this long-standing rhetorical conceit is both erudite and personal; she writes both as a scholar and as a hard-of-hearing woman. In this broadly based study, she presents a profound analysis and understanding of this rhetorical tradition’s descendent disciplines (e.g., audiology, speech/language pathology) that continue to limit deaf people. Next to this even-handed scholarship, she juxtaposes a volatile emotional counterpoint achieved through interviews with Deaf individuals who have faced rhetorically constructed restrictions, and interludes of her own poetry and memoirs. The energized structure of Lend Me Your Ear galvanizes new thought on the rhetoric surrounding Deaf people by posing basic questions from a rhetorical context: How is deafness constructed as a disability, pathology, or culture through the institutions of literacy education and science/technology, and how do these constructions fit with those of deaf people themselves? The rhetoric of deafness as pathology is associated with the conventional medical and scientific establishments, and literacy education fosters deafness as disability, both dependent upon the premise that speech drives communication. This kinetic study demands consideration of deafness in terms of the rhetoric of Deaf culture, American Sign Language (ASL), and the political activism of Deaf people. Brueggemann argues strenuously and successfully for a reevaluation of the speech model of rhetoric in light of the singular qualities of ASL poetry, a genre that adds the dimension of space and is not disembodied. Ironically, without a word being spoken or printed, ASL poetry returns to the fading, prized oral tradition of poets such as Homer. The speech imperative in traditional rhetoric also fails to present rhetorical forms for listening, or a rhetoric of silence. These and other break-out concepts introduced in Lend Me Your Ear that will stimulate scholars and students of rhetoric, language, and Deaf studies to return to this intriguing work again and again.

English Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015069091976
Genre : English language
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American Literary Scholarship

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ISBN : UOM:39015068947038
Genre : American literature
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Italian Americana

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ISBN : UOM:39015059620891
Genre : Italian Americans
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The Literacy Connection

Author : Ronald A. Sudol
ISBN : UOM:39015047736767
Genre : Education
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This collection of reports and studies focuses on the long-term growth of literacy skills. The contributors explore the ways that formal education supports the growth of literacy and also show that literacy can be encouraged outside of formal educational settings.

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Once Upon A Time

Author : Ross Talarico
ISBN : 1586540424
Genre : Reference
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This marvelous follow-up to the author's Mina P. Shaughnessy prize-winning "Spreading the Word: Poetry + the Survival of Community in America" will inspire groups of people from communities around the country to begin storytelling and belong to a network that allows them to communicate and find a place to create and share their stories. Unforgettable stories by real people. Ross Talarico was the Langston Hughes Poet/Scholar at the University of Kansas and now lives and teaches in Southern California.


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ISBN : UCSC:32106012887730
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