write an imitation in the same style and dealing with the same themes as Dove.

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For today’s poetry readings, I want you to view a reading by the author and read the poems along with her. I’ve included links to everything below. You may want to open all of the poems before you start the video.
Here’s Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s reading:

And here are her poems in order:
“Fugu Soup Blues” (Online)

Fugu Soup Blues


“Corpse Flower” (Online)

Corpse Flower


“What I Learned from the Incredible Hulk” (Online)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56132/what-i-learned-from-the-incredible-hulk
“Small Murders” (Online)

Small Murders


“The Mascot of Beavercreek High Breaks Her Silence” (Online)
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/weekly-poem-the-mascot-of-beavercreek-high-breaks-her-silence
“Two Moths” (Online)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/56555/two-moths
“Waiting for Him to Speak” (Attached)
“Baked Goods” (Online)
http://aimeenez.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Baked-Goods.pdf
“Dear Amy Nehzooukammyatootill” (Online)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/56129/dear-amy-nehzooukammyatootill
Here’s Rita Dove’s Reading:

And here are her poems in order:
“Parsley” (Online)
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43355/parsley
“Heroes” (Online)
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/5312
“Persephone, Falling” (Online)
https://poets.org/poem/persephone-falling
“The Narcissus Flower” (Online)
https://www.poetryinternational.com/en/poets-poems/poems/poem/103-23706_THE-NARCISSUS-FLOWER?tour=29735
“Wiederkehr” (Online)
https://books.google.com/books?id=fRyZCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT238&lpg=PT238&dq=rita%20dove%20%22he%20only%20wanted%20me%20for%20happiness%22&source=bl&ots=fZ0Q_l3eqi&sig=Co0bMox34wI9_oAFpjKaOnJJf7U&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj08L6Vj8DYAhVD2yYKHU7QCWwQ6AEIMzAC#v=onepage&q=rita%20dove%20%22he%20only%20wanted%20me%20for%20happiness%22&f=false
“The Bistro Styx” (Online)
https://poets.org/poem/bistro-styx
“Demeter, Waiting” (Online)
https://words-end-here.livejournal.com/59006.html
“Used” (Online)
http://www.afropoets.net/ritadove1.html
“After reading Mickey in the Night Kitchen for the Third Time Before Bed” (Online)
This assignment will be a combination of response and exercise, totaling 500+ words. Try to apply Burroway’s craft advice to these poems. Discuss things you think the poems were doing well that you’d like to try in your own work. Did you have a favorite poem? Favorite lines? Nezhukumatathil writes a lot of animal poems. How might you write your own animal poem? Dove writes a lot about mythic heroes and gods, but she also writes with incredible honesty about her own family. How might you write such a poem?
For an exercise, write an imitation in the same style and dealing with the same themes as Nezhukumatathil. Then, write an imitation in the same style and dealing with the same themes as Dove.

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