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Here's a place to pursue topics in more depth than can be done in the classroom.


Terrance Hayes
http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C020009

Notes on Gates and The Signifying Monkey
http://social.chass.ncsu.edu/wyrick/debclass/gates.htm

Rita Dove
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~rfd4b/

Robert Hayden
http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C040509

Ruth Ellen Kocher
http://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/english/new_bios/RuthEllenKocher.htm

Elizabeth Alexander
http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=249

Lucille Clifton
http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C0E05

Cornelius Eady
http://www.cavecanempoets.org/pages/faculty.html#eady

Yusef Komunyakaa
http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=23

Kate Rushin
http://www.speakersandartists.org/People/KateRushin.html

Harryette Mullen
http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?45442B7C000C040108

Toni Morrison
http://www.nobel.se/literature/laureates/1993/morrison-bio.html

Marcus Gardley
http://www.empowernewhaven.org/Info247/index.cgi/234
http://216.239.37.104/search?q=cache:WXuIGhmn2yQJ:www.examiner.com/ex_files/default.jsp%3Fstory%3DX0815PLAYWRIGHTw+%22marcus+gardley%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8

Nalo Hopkinson
http://www.sff.net/people/nalo/writing/whome.html
http://www.sff.net/people/nalo/writing/slide.html

Audre Lorde
http://www.uic.edu/depts/quic/history/audre_lorde.html
http://www.english.uiuc.edu/maps/poets/g_l/lorde/lorde.htm

Reginald Shepherd
http://www.saltonstall.org/echap2/shepherd.html
http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v2n2/poetry/shepherd_r/

Howard Craft
http://indyweek.com/durham/2003-06-25/cover3.html

Marta Moreno Vega
http://www.mundoafrolatino.com/english/072603.htm
http://altarofmysoul.com/main.htm

Samiya Bashir
http://www.femmenoir.net/weblogonlinediary/id62.html

Major Jackson
http://www.cavecanempoets.org/pages/winners/jackson.html

Sapphire
http://aalbc.com/authors/sapphire.htm

Tim Seibles
http://www.pshares.org/issues/article.cfm?prmArticleID=3882

Christian Campbell
http://www.cavecanempoets.org/pages/poems/incantation.html
http://www.dukemagazine.duke.edu/dukemag/issues/010202/depgaz.html

Evie Shockley
http://www.departments.bucknell.edu/stadler_center/how2/current/southern/shockley.shtm
http://www.wfu.edu/academics/english/bios/shockley.htm

Karla Holloway
http://cisw.cla.umn.edu/Speaker%20Series/Holloway.htm

Jewelle Gomez
http://www.jewellegomez.com  

Natasha Tretheway
http://www.storysouth.com/spring2002/storyville(treth).html

Reginald Harris
http://members.aol.com/rharrisweb/homepage.html

If I'm teaching an algebra course, for example, someone might want to learn about famous women mathematicians. Or maybe I'm teaching English this term and my students are curious about Shakespeare's life or Elizabethan England. I will use this page to give students what they're looking for by going into depth about my subject.

Here's an example of the type of material I could include:

African Mathematics

There is evidence to suggest that African Mathematics began more than 8000 years ago. A carved bone dating from between 9000 BC and 6500 BC was found at Ishango in Zaire. The markings indicate that these prehistoric people used a base-10 number system (just like we do) and were familiar with prime numbers and the operation of multiplying by 2. A series of notches on the Ishango bone appear to approximate a lunar calendar, suggesting a fairly sophisticated knowledge of astronomy.

Related Links

In this area I might include links with more information on subjects we've discussed in class.

For example, this site offers the history of word meanings:

www.oed.com

Be sure to send me suggestions for the next In Depth segment.