February 2019: When I Grow Up
Updated: Mar 4, 2019
What are your responses to the poems? How does this differ from how you think you should feel?
How do you read poetry? How does the act of reading poetry make you feel?
Themes: being seen as an individual, expectation and reality and meeting in the middle, family as an organization
What do reading the themes in poetry achieve that literature or essay form cannot?
There are mentions of 9/11, prompting the thought, “How did the racialization of Islam impact people of color afterwards?”
Is America designed to keep us stuck and subservient?
Are Asian Americans allowed, or given the space, to express and feel along the spectrum of feelings?
What poems did you devour? What poems took more concentration?