45568 ENGL 214 01N N1 3.0 Introduction to Poetry – 1st 8 weeks – Hybrid R 11:00 am-01:50 pm 4 20 Emily Bobo 01/17/19-03/09/19 This class reads poetry from Homer to Beyonce and writes about how poets create meaning within and across poems, exploring how poetry matters in the wider world (speak truth to…
Audio. “If I could shake my rattle / at the ether that wraps / you in the cosmic / amnesia I need, / what could I say? / What could you?”
Video. Music by Kevin Bobo. Words by Emily Bobo. Work commissioned and performed by Freedom High School.
Video. Music by Don Freund. Words by Emily Bobo.
Video. Music by Don Freund. Words by Emily Bobo. “I tried to capture in music something analogous to the worldview I sense in Emily’s poems: strongly rooted in day-to-day reality, but ready to transform at the pop of a bubble into something magical, transfigured, and transcendent” (Don Freund).
Interview. “Bobo Books: A Salute to the Sustaining Power of Poetry.” Article. “The power of poetry will soon be able to feed local children in need of a little help” (Associated Press).
Review. “Throughout this collection, Bobo ‘tends the wound’ of not playing piano through parable, epistle, and child-like declamations, layering rich contrapuntal melodies sung on the theme of loss” (Robert Peake). Fugue. Available from Lost Horse Press.
Audio. “You never sit with me, touch me, play me, anymore. Acappella? Baby, you never could hold a pitch.”
Audio. “after you read Emily Bobo’s ‘Postcards from Faerie Land,’ you’ll never think of fairy tales as children’s stories again’” (Gianna Jacobson).
Audio. “They do not burn away. The bodies.”