Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Trethewey's Bellocq's Ophelia


Faculty and students at our inaugural official first meeting on October 27, 2011, discussed Natasha Trethewey's Bellocq's Ophelia, a book of poems about prostitutes in the Storyville section of New Orleans in the early 20th century. The poems about this section of the city led to talk about women and men, voice and race and culture.

If you missed the meeting and are interested in the book, there's a short prezzi with some of Bellocq's photographs.

Here also is a link to Trethewey's discussion and reading of poems from this collection.

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