Monthly Archives: March 2012

RIP Adrienne Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012)

What Kind of Times Are These

 
There’s a place between two stands of trees where the grass grows uphill
and the old revolutionary road breaks off into shadows
near a meeting-house abandoned by the persecuted
who disappeared into those shadows.
I’ve walked there picking mushrooms at the edge of dread, but don’t be fooled
this isn’t a Russian poem, this is not somewhere else but here,
our country moving closer to its own truth and dread,
its own ways of making people disappear.
I won’t tell you where the place is, the dark mesh of the woods
meeting the unmarked strip of light—
ghost-ridden crossroads, leafmold paradise:
I know already who wants to buy it, sell it, make it disappear.
And I won’t tell you where it is, so why do I tell you
anything? Because you still listen, because in times like these
to have you listen at all, it’s necessary
to talk about trees.
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Spring Break is almost here…

And, just in time, your Grapes of Wrath essay assignment has arrived…

Enjoy.

Everything you need is on the Grapes of Wrath resources page.

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C.T. 10.3.4 project proposals due next class!

Check the page…all details are there.

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C.T. 10.3.4 Creating an Original Thematic Work

page added…

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Rhetoric Formative (C.T. 10.3.1 Evaluating a Speech) Posted…

Due 3/7-3/8.  Navigate to the rhetoric page.  Click on all three documents I’ve posted there.  Also this.

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