Response Papers: Students are expected to read at least one book by each of the visiting writers and to prepare a response paper (Note: our alumni readers are giving a joint reading. For that reading you may choose a book by either but feel free to read one by each if you have time).
You want to accomplish two things with the response:
demonstrate you read one of the books
develop some well-thought out questions for the conversation on Wednesday morning. You want to have several questions prepared because you know there will be overlap and because I want you to think more deeply about things than just to come up with one question.
In addition to these two purposes, there is the possibility you could have some comments about the work that you would not want to make in front of the author. You aren’t required to like every book after all. So of course you want your critique to be thoughtful and evidence-based but if you have some things you want to say about the work that is better off not said in front of our guests, the discussion board is the place to do that.
Books(pick one of these)
Transcircularities; Errançities, New Poems; The Architecture of Language; Earl the Pearl: My Story; Miles: The Autobiography of Miles Davis; Miles & Me. Also, the author of several children’s books but you cannot just read one children’s book as your contribution here.