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"I hear america singing"
One of the greatest Am poets-- original free verse guy
About everyday sounds of work and happiness
famous black poet- wrote plays, auto bios, screenplays, "I, Too" poem about being treated badly, hints at whitmans poem, he is american just like everybody else
The beat generation
1950's cold war/ red scare econ success
Writers- Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs
traveled around the world, beat means down/ out
took negative connotation and turned it around
ferlinghetti- "I am waiting"
American Indian Cultural Concepts
Respect- respect and humility are fundamental ideas
Relation- all things living things "alive" are related
Reciprocity- because related, all things show respect, nothing is taken away without something in return
a conviction that various religious ethnic racial and political groups should be allowed to thrive in a single society
dramatic representation of culturally important truths
-convey beliefs and values
-beliefs about nature, social order, human native
Purpose of oral stories
record/ transmit info within generations---all members equal ownership of collective memories
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