Working in small groups, create a Snapchat video posting interpreting Dorothea Lasky's “Ars Poetica,” Cornelius Eady's “The Empty Dance Shoes” (1997), or Elizabeth Alexander's “The Female Seer Will Burn Upon This Pyre" (2001). First work through the poems together, deciding what you would like to depict by combining images, video, and text (lines from the poem or interpretations of them). As you discuss each poem, consider its form, content, imagery, and its response to other texts and topics we have discussed, including humanity, machinery, gender, social life, space, and identity.
At least one member of the group should create a separate Snapchat account for this course and share the results with the instructor. We will view your postings and discuss the poems at the end of the first half of class.