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American Lit: What I'm Reading

I have no idea what to write today so here's a list of all the stories and poems I'm reading for American Lit this semester.  Besides this massive list, there are a ton of articles. 

What I've Read:
  • The Parish and The Hill by Mary Doyle Curran (I really enjoyed this novel)
  • "Fat of the Land" from Hungry Hearts by Anzia Yezierska
  • "City of Refuge" by Rudolph Fisher
  • "Truant" by Claude McKay
  • "The Guilded Six-Bits" by Zora Neale Hurston
  • Excerpt from First Two Chapters of Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (I want to reread this now that I've read this excerpt again)
  • "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison (I didn't know that Toni Morrison had written a short story. This was really good and I suggest everyone read it!)
  • "Bright and Morning Star" by Richard Wright
  • "Exodus" by James Baldwin

What I Was Supposed to Read but Didn't (and reasons why):

  • Quicksand by Nella Larsen (it was only online and I wasn't reading a whole novel on my computer screen)
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison (I've read it before and with everything else we have to read for this class there was no way I was rereading it in under a week)

Currently Reading:

  • Love Medicine by Louise Erdirch

Still to Read:

  • Storytelling (Poem) by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Yellow Woman by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie
  • House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
  • I am Joaquin (Poem) by Rodolfo (Corky) Gonzalez
  • Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya
  • After the Funeral of Assam Hamady (Poem) by Sam Hamod
  • Barbie Doll (Poem) by Marge Piercy
  • Try to Praise the Mutilated World (Poem) by Adam Zagajewski
  • For a Daughter who Leaves (Poem) by Janice Mirikitani
  • In Response to Executive Order 9066 (Poem) by Dwight Okita
  • Mama, Came Back (Poem) by Nellie Wong


  1. WOW, you've got a lot on your radar! I hope you're enjoying everything you're going through :) yay!

  2. I'm enjoying a portion of it, it's just a lot of reading and I haven't had time for a lot of pleasure reading so my TBR list is really backing up.

  3. Amelia, I'm glad to see "Executive Order 9066" is on your Still To Read list. It's my poem from my book Crossing with the Light.

  4. We'll be reading it in two weeks along with the background information on your website.

  5. I hope you enjoy the poem. It's been reprinted in about 50 textbooks and anthologies. In my poetry book Crossing with the Light, there is a longer poem dealing with the internment camps. It's called "The Nice Thing About Counting Stars."


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