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New York Poets Pt. II

  • Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery New York, NY, 10012 United States (map)

Hey Writers!

For our second meeting, we will analyze a prominent figure during the Harlem Renaissance, Harlem’s very own, Langston Hughes! For the first part of our meeting, we’ll read and share our thoughts on Hughes’ poems, “Second Generation New York” and “Dream Deferred,” then for the second half, we will write a short poem using New York imagery and literary devices. Both poems can be found here:

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46548/harlem

http://www.unz.com/print/CommonGround-1949q1-00047

Assignment due this session: Write a personal essay/poem about a vivid memory you have in New York

SCHEDULE:

2:30-3:00: Read and analyze poems

3:00-3:20: Share thoughts

3:20-3:30: 10 min. break

3:30-4:00: Write a short poem on a place you are familiar with in New York using imagery and other literary devices

4:00-5:00: Share finalized personal essay/poem

This meeting is free, and only requires a reservation.

Earlier Event: October 13
New York Poets Pt. 1