A-African-American Poetry

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  • October 3, 2022 - November 7, 2022
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Mondays, 10 AM – Noon | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, Nov. 7

Leader: Don Melander

Participants who join for LINEC’s fall term may continue or leave at any time after that, as poetry discussions are ongoing throughout the year. We are currently reading and discussing poems collected by Kevin Young in the Library of America Anthology African-American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song, which we are reading from back to front cover. New or used copies may be purchased online or ordered from your local independent bookseller. Additional poems by each poet will be provided by the instructor. 

Don Melander is a Senior Professor of Humanities, retired, at New England College, where he taught mostly literature and writing for 45 years. He holds a Ph.D. in American Literature from Syracuse University. His dissertation is on the 20th-century American poet Wallace Stevens. This seminar on American poets is his sixteenth for LINEC.

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