Freshman Seminar: Writing Ecology

Just another UMW weblog

Archive for March, 2008

Split the Rock

Posted: Monday, March 24th, 2008 @ 10:25 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Split the Rock

Going and listening to poetry readings was a really unique experience for me and completely unlike what I had anticipated. In my mind I had envisioned a little coffee house with a man in the background beating a drum as a poet dramatically pauses after every stanza. What I got was some trilling, dancing, screaming, […]


Posted: Monday, March 17th, 2008 @ 6:00 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

            The main theme in Martin Espada’s poems is struggle. He shows the emotional, physical, and mental struggles he went through all the way from a boy to an adult. Espada started out in a poor school in Brooklyn when foreigners weren’t accepted. His father couldn’t get a job and those in power looked down […]

Pacheco’s Poems

Posted: Tuesday, March 11th, 2008 @ 6:56 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

         In many of Pacheco’s poems he seems to take a negative outlook on human interaction with the nonhuman world.  Sometimes he glamorizes the non human world but he also shows the danger of the nonhuman world and the dangers of humans interacting with it.  This is similar to Facundo and Sarmiento in that they […]