Hello world! I started research last Monday, and wanted to share my progress! In my abstract, I shared that I planned to investigate political upheaval in contemporary best-selling memoirs and examine how individuals incorporate that upheaval into personal narrative. In the spirit of undergraduate research, my first day of work completely threw that plan off. […]

American War Poetry: A Recap

Literature is frequently rooted within historical events and American poetry is no exception, with much of American poetry having its inspiration in war. A significant evolution in American war poetry occurred through the historic milestones of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Poetry from these wars do have much in common; shared […]

American War Poetry: the Vietnam War

Poetry inspired by the Vietnam War comes from a much more diverse authorship than that behind the poetry of World War II or the Korean War.  Writers like Yusef Komunyakaa (an African-American), women poets Adrienne Rich and Denise Levertov, and the openly gay Allen Ginsberg really broke the typical white male mold.  Also unlike with […]