Read "Somebody Blew Up America" here and print it off to bring as a hard copy to class on Thursday. Then, browse Baraka's website and watch the recording of this poem.
Bring two thesis statements to class on Thursday for your participation credit. Both should be on Amiri Baraka and will be used to prompt discussion. You may include ideas derived from either the print or recorded versions of the poem. These will be turned in at the end of class, so make sure they are typed.