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There are many types of poetry because poetry is art with words. That makes it limitless in application. I focused on unique & excellent examples in this unit. We will read & discuss this poetry, analyze it & try and extract skills from it as best we can.

I. Irish
Seamus Heaney
Cairan Carson
Thomas Kinsella

II. Cowboy
Linda Hasselstrom
Cowboy Poetry Archive

III. Slam
Videos of Nuyorican Poet Performances
Best Slam Poetry on Youtube

IV. Shakespeare
The Sonnets

V. Harlem Renaissance
Johnson James Weldon
Langston Hughes

VI. Beat Poetry
Jack Kerouac
Allen Ginsberg
Gregory Corso

VII. Post Beat NYC Poetry in Music
Patti Smith
Lou Reed
Bob Dylan