Sister Wisdom

Sister Wisdom

Sister Wisdom Playlist – Women’s Studies – Learnstrong.net

(Women Writers in Chronological order)

Dr. Tim McGee - Room 303

List constructed by Denise Fletcher

Introduction video for Sister Wisdom:

Sister Wisdom, An Introduction: https://youtu.be/esyNbmBdRiE

Proverbs 7:4 - "Say unto wisdom, Thou art my sister; and call understanding thy kinswoman:" (KJV)



800s – 9th Century

Ono Komachi (c. 833 – c. 857)

“Was it that I went to sleep” (and Priest Jakuren’s “One cannot ask loneliness”)

Priest Jakuren’s One cannot ask loneliness…Ono Komachi’s Was it that I went to sleep…: https://youtu.be/I_pN36j9LkY

1500s – 16th century

Saint Teresa of Ávila (1515-1582)

“Lecture #42: St. Teresa: The Raptures of St. Teresa”

World of Ideas, Lecture #42, St. Teresa, The Raptures of St. Teresa: https://youtu.be/gMjivo_7kQU

Lady Mary Wroth (1587-1653)

Mary Wroth’s Sonnet 32: https://youtu.be/d4MRutwS6dQ

1600s – 17th century

Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672)

Anne Bradstreet’s To My Dear and Loving Husband: http://youtu.be/FgpQr_t1dt0

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720)

“A Nocturnal Reverie”

Sr. A. A Nocturnal Reverie: https://youtu.be/3694DrR4peg

1700s – 18th century

Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784)

Phillis Wheatley, To His Excellency, General Washington:

Wheatley, A: https://youtu.be/GNfmu1fDDh4

Wheatley, B: https://youtu.be/Hk5b_e_fNdQ

Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)

“A Vindication of the Rights of Women” (and Jane Austen’s “On Making an Agreeable Marriage”)

Sr. B. Marriage, Rights: http://youtu.be/sWn5JwVZlGU

Joanna Baillie (1762-1851)

“Woo’d and Married and A’”

Sr. B: Woo’d and Married and A’: https://youtu.be/8SzlqiRmqUY

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

“On Making an Agreeable Marriage” (and Mary Wollstonecraft's “A Vindication of the Rights of Women”)

Sr. B. Marriage, Rights: http://youtu.be/sWn5JwVZlGU

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851)

“Frankenstein”

AP, Frankenstein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxgT10kOVOY

Sr. B. Intro to Frankenstein (A review of the novel): http://youtu.be/XIYwE0QqYWM

“Introduction to Frankenstein”; “Curse of Frankenstein”

Sr. B: Introduction to Frankenstein:

A: https://youtu.be/T1L4gmaBmTQ

B: https://youtu.be/2j_GTXY1XCc

from Frankenstein:

from Frankenstein, A: https://youtu.be/mL7gUvfBf6g

from Frankenstein, B: https://youtu.be/XULaND_kQlM

from Frankenstein, C: https://youtu.be/OZ8rMV3EwBI

Sojourner Truth (born Isabella "Belle" Baumfree, c. 1797–1883)

Sojourner Truth, An Account of an Experience: Ain’t I a Woman: https://youtu.be/2VZ6Ce8TKRw

1800s – 19th century

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

“Sonnet 14”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese, Number 14: If Thou Must Love Me: https://youtu.be/6WUXyj1WdKg

“Sonnet 43”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnets from the Portuguese: Number 43, How Do I Love Thee:

Sr. B. Sonnet 43: https://youtu.be/uRdKGXIY1ys

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

“Jane Eyre”

Intro to Jane Eyre:

Bronte’s Jane Eyre, A: https://youtu.be/OROJhbD2o8c

Bronte’s Jane Eyre, B: https://youtu.be/LOMvzGbp564

Charlotte Bronte’s from Jane Eyre:

Sr. B. Jane Eyre: http://youtu.be/hXK3vBovPHE

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

“Remembrance” (and Thomas Hardy’s “Darkling Thrush” and Digging My Grave?”)

Sr. B. Bronte and Hardy: http://youtu.be/MawCXSg-DY0

Harriet Tubman (born Araminta Ross, c. 1822–1913)

Known as the “Moses of her people”- Harriet (2019)

Spirituals: Go Down, Moses; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot:

Moses, A: https://youtu.be/0rn5iu1nvH0

Moses, B: https://youtu.be/UPRW5MJJixo

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Jr Emily Dickinson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5ZyfBKC7rQ

Dickinson, Intro A: http://youtu.be/r3IuDXe34VQ

Dickinson, Intro B: http://youtu.be/qYsX1sP2eEU

Dickinson, Success is Counted Sweetest:

Success A: http://youtu.be/r3IuDXe34VQ

Success B: http://youtu.be/qYsX1sP2eEU

Dickinson, Because I Could Not Stop For Death: http://youtu.be/TfHn8x9_0Ak

Dickinson, My Life Closed Twice Before Its Close: http://youtu.be/x-jx4MQOg50

Dickinson, I Heard a Fly Buzz—When I Died: http://youtu.be/lVVo1K4wtgE

Dickinson, There’s A Certain Slant Of Light: http://youtu.be/F-4MyomIx50

Dickinson, The Brain Is Wider Than The Sky: http://youtu.be/Q4YljcR6DZY

Dickinson, Water, Is Taught By Thirst: http://youtu.be/2KCVQuHQROs

Dickinson, There Is A Solitude Of Space: http://youtu.be/hThHxsx6Cts

Dickinson, The Soul Selects Her Own Society: http://youtu.be/eG1Pxq7FngE

Dickinson, We grow accustomed to the dark: https://youtu.be/zaF7Gs6hVSY

Dickinson, Hope is the Thing with Feathers: https://youtu.be/Rikg2LrWrOM

Dickinson, Much Madness is Divinest Sense: https://youtu.be/JtPaJMgKZwU

Dickinson, We never know how high we are: https://youtu.be/I9S0mh-I4kk

Dickinson, The Wind—tapped like a tired Man: https://youtu.be/Lk_eWZYkWEE

Dickinson, Tell all the Truth but tell it slant: https://youtu.be/EP1BxtR-OhY

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894)

Christina Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol:

A Christmas Carol: https://youtu.be/j2ysWPwo9PM

Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)

Emma Lazarus’ The New Colossus:

The New Colossus: https://youtu.be/XMkqFCvSRgI

Kate Chopin (1850-1904)

Kate Chopin’s The Story of an Hour:

Story, A: https://youtu.be/00Z-Txb2Cw0

Story, B: https://youtu.be/N59rZO1HXP0

Story, C: https://youtu.be/2BXiRkk64Qs

Story, D: https://youtu.be/ZSzRcwoLZoE

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper:

Yellow: http://youtu.be/5g2qRwltZAY

Edith Hamilton (1867-1963)

Edith Hamilton’s Mythology Lectures:

Hamilton’s Mythology, #1: Introduction to Classical Mythology:

Introduction, A: https://youtu.be/fz6lskEzroU

Introduction, B: https://youtu.be/AX9TMgtJA7M

Hamilton’s Mythology #2: Part 1, Chapter 1, The Gods:

The Gods, A: https://youtu.be/w7lbZ-UgBrY

The Gods, B: https://youtu.be/OpV3q8L8cIg

Hamilton’s Mythology #3: Part 1, Chapter 2, The Two Great Gods of Earth:

Two Great Gods of Earth, A: https://youtu.be/2Zj4f1Wx7gc

Two Great Gods of Earth, B: https://youtu.be/NyQiKrWpanw

Hamilton’s Mythology #4: Part 1, Chapter 3 and 4: How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes:

How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes, A: https://youtu.be/8pY9vVMxf1A

How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes, B: https://youtu.be/VTZxFfDr71M

How the World and Mankind were Created; The Earliest Heroes, C: https://youtu.be/ww5Ps3aW-XQ

Hamilton’s Mythology #5: Part 2, Chapter 5 and 6: Cupid and Psyche; Eight Brief Tales of Lovers:

Cupid and Psyche; 8 Brief Tales of Lovers, A: https://youtu.be/3CSxWQqnaLY

Cupid and Psyche; 8 Brief Tales of Lovers, B: https://youtu.be/dgsTxyP8AJk

Hamilton’s Mythology #6: Part 2, Chapter 7 and 8: The Quest of the Golden Fleece; Four Great Adventures:

The Quest of the Golden Fleece; Four Great Adventures, A: https://youtu.be/g8SI99p6e6w

The Quest of the Golden Fleece; Four Great Adventures, B: https://youtu.be/PpIFnNO6Yl0

Hamilton’s Mythology #7: Part 3, Chapters 9-12: Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta:

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, A: https://youtu.be/LByODdP4v0U

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, B: https://youtu.be/Zpk-L_2Fwec

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, C: https://youtu.be/7I05k2ofLzU

Perseus; Theseus; Hercules; Atalanta, D: https://youtu.be/XRc-NqDObSo

Hamilton’s Mythology #8: Part 4, Chapters 13-16: The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas:

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, A: https://youtu.be/hxrVM_Opk9k

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, B: https://youtu.be/S2zhLfOr6B4

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, C: https://youtu.be/kShiXQjnk_0

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, D: https://youtu.be/47ycQsabpns

The Trojan War; The Fall of Troy; The Adventures of Odysseus; The Adventures of Aeneas, E: https://youtu.be/s6-Se3krSNg

Hamilton’s Mythology #9: Part 5, Chapters 17-19: The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens:

The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens, A: https://youtu.be/cid0Z1Xiy08

The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens, B: https://youtu.be/3jiVj1IRuZM

The House of Atreus; The Royal House of Thebes; The Royal House of Athens, C: https://youtu.be/o-oNamA44H0

Hamilton’s Mythology #10: Part 6, Chapters 20-21: Midas—And Others; Brief Myths Arranged Alphabetically: https://youtu.be/rYXJI4-B06Y

Edith Hamilton’s Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe:

Edith Hamilton’s Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, A: https://youtu.be/-DbtRRvMBkA

Edith Hamilton’s Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe, B: https://youtu.be/gvClRxBkQf4

Edith Hamilton’s Perseus:

Edith Hamilton’s Perseus, A: https://youtu.be/n3JMJmTseMw

Edith Hamilton’s Perseus, B: https://youtu.be/UCsrK6yyLEY

Willa Cather (1873-1947)

Willa Cather, A Wagner Matinee:

Wagner, A: https://youtu.be/NZO5opRdGTI

Wagner, B: https://youtu.be/Mw3d0cXEr_4

Wagner, C: https://youtu.be/Qs0ENIk2iI0

Virginia Woolf (1882-1941)

“from Mrs. Dalloway”

Sr. B. Woolf. Dalloway: http://youtu.be/bixv6cUYf8c

“A Letter to a Young Poet”

World of Ideas, Lecture #49, Woolf, A Letter to a Young Poet: https://youtu.be/AtwFugTIloY

"The Lady in the Looking Glass: A Reflection"

Sr. B. Woolf. Reflection: http://youtu.be/QRoP-u_xEjk

“Shakespeare’s Sister”

Sr. B. Woolf. Shakespeare’s Sister: http://youtu.be/RXJ_pnMitPM

Sara Teasdale [Filsinger] (1884-1933)

“Barter”

Sara Teasdale’s Barter: https://youtu.be/3t1e6d7wOSk

“There Will Come Soft Rains” (based on Sara Teasdale’s poem)

Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains, A: https://youtu.be/AiQlOYRfcHg

Ray Bradbury’s There Will Come Soft Rains, B: https://youtu.be/Uzyk5-QZx3A

Karen Horney (1885-1952)

“Lecture #23: Horney: The Distrust between the Sexes”

World of Ideas, Lecture #23, Horney, The Distrust between the Sexes: https://youtu.be/prc9xP5CdxU

Mary Borden (1886-1968)

Mary Borden’s The Song of the Mud: https://youtu.be/XmgQW2zE4lU

from At the Somme

Hilda “H.D.” Doolittle (1886-1961)

H.D.’s “Helen” (and poetry by Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams)

Jr, Modernist Poetry, Part 1 – H.D., Pound, Williams

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzC_cfokcx0

“Pear Tree”

H.D., Pear Tree: https://youtu.be/07sGYtyy82k

Imagist Poetry Intro (Introduction to Modernism and the Imagist poets):

https://youtu.be/rwFHYfqUi7g

Ruth Benedict (1887-1948)

“Lecture #34: Benedict: The Pueblos of New Mexico”

World of Ideas, Lecture #34, Benedict, The Pueblos of New Mexico: https://youtu.be/F5YQo5OrJBg

Marianne Moore (1887-1972)

“The Fish”

Marianne Moore’s The Fish: https://youtu.be/aEZDSNyIlz0

“Poetry”

Marianne Moore, Poetry: https://youtu.be/We-lN4U3rAg

Imagist Poetry Intro (Introduction to Modernism and the Imagist poets):

https://youtu.be/rwFHYfqUi7g

“Poetry” (and Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Recuerdo” and E.E. Cumming's "anyone lived in a pretty how town")

Jr. Cummings, Moore, Millay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTJnQHSkPXk

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) (pen name)

(born Kathleen Mansfield)

"A Cup of Tea"

AP, Cup of Tea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uig1tp3oALk

Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957)

Gabriela Mistral’s Fear:

Gabriela Mistral’s Fear: https://youtu.be/IuLp6Uk2KYo

Gabriela Mistral’s Rocking (Meciendo):

Gabriela Mistral’s Rocking (Meciendo): https://youtu.be/FZxBs7jr-As

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)

Katherine Anne Porter’s The Jilting of Granny Weatherall:

Granny, A: https://youtu.be/BxIZoCXK2Ps

Granny, B: https://youtu.be/aS2Rqh_bENo

Granny, C: https://youtu.be/f3ZcDp9l82k

Granny, D: https://youtu.be/D90ooGstgpE

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)

Zora Neale Hurston, from Dust Tracks on a Road:

Dust, A: https://youtu.be/5e0yPu260Ug

Dust, B: https://youtu.be/z4RmHegmbrY

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)

“An Ancient Gesture”

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s An Ancient Gesture: https://youtu.be/U-8dDgHx9yo

“Conscientious Objector”

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Conscientious Objector: https://youtu.be/SOxvPqw3OEQ

“Recuerdo” (and Marianne Moore’s “Poetry” and E.E. Cumming's "anyone lived in a pretty how town")

Jr. Cummings, Moore, Millay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTJnQHSkPXk

Marian Anderson (1897-1993)

Tribute: “Marian Anderson, Famous Concert Singer” by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes’ Marian Anderson:

Langston Hughes’ Marian Anderson, A: https://youtu.be/n6ze1vbJk6k

Langston Hughes’ Marian Anderson, B: https://youtu.be/_6Vqql12npc

Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973)

“The Demon Lover”

Sr. B. Demon Lover: http://youtu.be/6YuwGcdEA-s

1900s – 20th century

Margaret Mead (1901-1978)

“Lecture #35: Mead: Women, Sex, and Sin”

World of Ideas, Lecture #35, Mead, Women, Sex, and Sin: https://youtu.be/atNlSqZL0mQ

Stevie Smith (1902-1971)

"The Frog Prince" and "Not Waving but Drowning"

Sr B, Stevie Smith: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BF82HCpgeg

“Not Waving but Drowning” (and Peter Redgrove’s “On the Patio”)

Sr. B. Patio. Drowning: http://youtu.be/h6qxcXA3adA

Ayn Rand (1905-1982) (pen name)

(born Alisa Z. Rosenbaum, renamed Alice O'Connor)

“Anthem”

Ayn Rand’s Anthem, A: https://youtu.be/vtAEA1D--rk

Ayn Rand’s Anthem, B: https://youtu.be/WWIhLv69CJk

“Atlas Shrugged” (Honorable mention)

A Global Pandemic: A Literary Response, A: https://youtu.be/vciJfNYdqEw

A Global Pandemic: A Literary Response, B: https://youtu.be/MCZ9SxM7mx8

Hannah Arendt (1906-1975)

“Lecture #7: Arendt: Ideology and Terror”

World of Ideas, Lecture #7, Arendt, Ideology and Terror: https://youtu.be/PUg-IN6EGwU

Rachel Carson (1907-1964)

“The Marginal World”

Rachel Carson’s The Marginal World:

Rachel Carson’s The Marginal World, A: https://youtu.be/07DJiyP_-x0

Rachel Carson’s The Marginal World, B: https://youtu.be/B2yo7RH3w7s

Rachel Carson’s The Marginal World, C: https://youtu.be/hlT_KtPnOtk

“Silent Spring”

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring:

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, A: https://youtu.be/f02mY5m0m84

Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, B: https://youtu.be/B0OiSXZxiK0

Dorothy West (1907-1998)

Dorothy West’s The Sun Parlor: https://youtu.be/vYS0oaqx374

Simone De Beauvoir (1908-1986)

“Lecture #12: De Beauvoir: The Second Sex”

World of Ideas, Lecture #12, De Beauvoir, The Second Sex, A: https://youtu.be/bhiczCIHEWw

World of Ideas, Lecture #12, De Beauvoir, The Second Sex, B: https://youtu.be/jQZpN2eCpjE

Olivia Ensor Coolidge (1908-2006)

Prometheus and the First People:

Prometheus and the First People, A: https://youtu.be/In7DL7c4FNE

Prometheus and the First People, B: https://youtu.be/UyifBKXgoFQ

Eudora Welty (1909-2001)

“A Worn Path”

Jr. Worn Path

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XlxANRHXdM

Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path:

Worn Path, A: https://youtu.be/pY2T-WBhvn0

Worn Path, B: https://youtu.be/jWfXqgbxc74

Worn Path, C: https://youtu.be/bCMSvZG33jQ

Worn Path, D: https://youtu.be/Z3A1g9eAR2c

Josephina Niggli (1910-1983)

Josephina Niggli’s The Street of the Canon:

Josephina Niggli’s The Street of the Canon, A: https://youtu.be/VXltl60AGvo

Josephina Niggli’s The Street of the Canon, B: https://youtu.be/SeA0yfefTuM

Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)

"Filling Station"

Elizabeth Bishop, Filling Station: https://youtu.be/zdRlM3U4KXk

"The Fish"

Soph, Bishop's Fish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBz2LY3QmRY

Elizabeth Bishop’s The Fish:

Elizabeth Bishop’s The Fish, A: https://youtu.be/5KSKh1nfE0I

Elizabeth Bishop’s The Fish, B: https://youtu.be/d_zWDqj611s

"One Art"

Elizabeth Bishop, One Art: https://youtu.be/pW4AekqWmmk

Ruth Gruber (1911-2016)

Ruth Gruber’s The Assignment of My Life: https://youtu.be/2J31d82XjVw

Lady Bird Johnson (1912-2007)

Lady Bird Johnson’s A White House Diary:

Lady Bird Johnson’s A White House Diary, A: https://youtu.be/0xP5SXLFFJE

Lady Bird Johnson’s A White House Diary, B: https://youtu.be/ABku0MesFtg

Tillie Olsen (1912-2007)

Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing:

Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing, A: https://youtu.be/4WWwaMeGE0Q

Tillie Olsen’s I Stand Here Ironing, B: https://youtu.be/v17spINQnf8

"Silences" (Honorable mention)

Jr Gardens: Straw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LAv0L9EeSg

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912-1989) – The Worms of the Earth

"The Worms of the Earth Against the Lions"

Tuchman’s The Worms of the Earth: https://youtu.be/_YIDwbvLksg

from A Distant Mirror

May Swenson (1913-1989)

May Swenson’s Analysis of Baseball: https://youtu.be/hF0GE-650xo

Margaret Walker ( 1915-1998)

Margaret Walker’s For My People: https://youtu.be/IIrTDZYE_V8

Eve Merriam (1916-1992)

Eve Merriam’s Metaphor: https://youtu.be/bGiHTGsaYzQ

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)

“The Bean Eaters”

Gwendolyn Brooks’ The Bean Eaters: https://youtu.be/ne-xc6TnZI8

“The Explorer”

Gwendolyn Brooks, The Explorer:

Explorer, A: https://youtu.be/gEl4lnT-Dt8

Explorer, B: https://youtu.be/xx7qudCEL9E

“The Mother”

Gwendolyn Brooks’ The Mother: https://youtu.be/y9S65DkDuao

“Life for My Child is Simple” and Gwendolyn Brooks’ Primer For Blacks:

Jr, Brooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15NDjmY4cSk

“the sonnet-ballad” (and Stephen Crane’s “Do Not Weep, Maiden, for War is Kind”):

Soph Crane:Brooks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY_bNtq93mo

Mary TallMountain (1918-1994)

Mary Tall Mountain’s There is No Word for Goodbye: https://youtu.be/NDBc8GuQTpI

Doris Lessing (1919-2013)

Doris Lessing’s No Witchcraft for Sale:

Sr. B. No Witchcraft for Sale: http://youtu.be/bER1IR6OHeI

Yoshiko Uchida (1921–1992)

Yoshiko Uchida’s from Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family:

Yoshiko Uchida’s from Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family, A: https://youtu.be/qX6zeUe38sc

Yoshiko Uchida’s from Desert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family, B: https://youtu.be/cYbtPdr_YnQ

Elizabeth Brewster (1922-2012)

Elizabeth Brewster’s Where I Come From:

Where I Come From: https://youtu.be/n6pD0VOIHZE

Grace Paley (1922-2007)

Grace Paley’s Traveling: https://youtu.be/slcneP4wcO4

Denise Levertov (1923-1997)

“Of Being”

Denise Levertov’s Of Being:

Of Being: https://youtu.be/XpCiMmEA5-o

“The Secret”

Denise Levertov, The Secret: https://youtu.be/0Y-ebDtba28

“A Time Past”

Denise Levertov’s A Time Past:

A Time Past: https://youtu.be/vR28G7bkCrI

“A Tree Telling of Orpheus”

Denise Levertov’s A Tree Telling of Orpheus:

Denise Levertov’s A Tree Telling of Orpheus, A: https://youtu.be/NTM-7oT6ioI

Denise Levertov’s A Tree Telling of Orpheus, B: https://youtu.be/icBOFjmDg-c

“Variation on a Theme by Rilke” (and Lucille Clifton’s “Boats”)

Soph, Variation and Boats, Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znlp6hv1utU

Soph, Variation and Boats, Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUJO42pKib4

Joan Aiken (1924-2004)

Joan Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle:

Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, A: https://youtu.be/PQ2eXDQqbOA

Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, B: https://youtu.be/Z_iikbDfnNY

Aiken’s Sonata for Harp and Bicycle, C: https://youtu.be/H-69Jp-eN_M

Lisel Mueller (1924-2020)

“Alive Together”

Lisel Mueller’s Alive Together:

Alive Together: https://youtu.be/CqXOmH-dSbk

“Hope”

Lisel Mueller’s Hope:

Hope: https://youtu.be/chQ4FRYszjk

Carolyn Kizer (1925-2014)

Carolyn Kizer’s Night Sounds:

Night Sounds: https://youtu.be/tH5aqmt9ntM

Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964)

Flannery O’Connor, The Life You Save May be Your Own:

Life, A: https://youtu.be/23o3I4lSwgw

Life, B: https://youtu.be/6scOWFclwxQ

Life, C: https://youtu.be/PAFv-liBU-w

Life, D: https://youtu.be/xhqUbe6DpyY

Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

“New Directions”

Maya Angelou’s New Directions: https://youtu.be/hgH5Uqb2RVY

“Maya Angelou’s Occupation: Conductorette”

Maya Angelou’s Occupation: Conductorette, A: https://youtu.be/C3XOUyRCcx8

Maya Angelou’s Occupation: Conductorette, B: https://youtu.be/1P4PDBULo5c

Anne Sexton (1928-1974)

Anne Sexton’s Courage:

Courage, A: https://youtu.be/6JJ4LJNQfDY

Courage, B: https://youtu.be/KzmPMMkWDi0

Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965)

“On Summer”

Lorraine Hansberry’s On Summer:

Lorraine Hansberry’s On Summer, A: https://youtu.be/-QSsGFHrA2k

Lorraine Hansberry’s On Summer, B: https://youtu.be/auBGIUvWpmk

“A Raisin in the Sun”

Lorraine Hansberry’s from A Raisin in the Sun: https://youtu.be/GUsUMiJi_eg

Toni Morrison (1931-2019)

Toni Morrison, Life in His Language:

Life, A: https://youtu.be/_vrM-lW-5d8

Life, B: https://youtu.be/y8e0NDpdcJ4

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)

Sylvia Plath’s Mirror: https://youtu.be/jncGB9xBlAg

Penelope Lively (b. 1933)

“Next Term, We’ll Mash You”

Sr. B. We’ll Mash You: http://youtu.be/SS67y0_Zpsk

Susan Sontag (1933-2004)

“Lecture #50: Sontag: Against Interpretation”

World of Ideas, Lecture #50, Sontag, Against Interpretation: https://youtu.be/qblnMadZU18

Colleen McElroy (b. 1935)

Colleen McElroy, For My Children: https://youtu.be/ivF_8UnkB_M

Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)

“The beginning of the end of the world”

Lucille Clifton’s the beginning of the end of the world:

https://youtu.be/mTbKfVCGC3E

“Study the Masters”

Lucille Clifton, Study the Masters:

Study, A: https://youtu.be/5rl_hNNhN70

Study, B: https://youtu.be/RbiSzpGic1s

“Blessing the Boats” (and Denise Levertov’s “Variation”)

Soph, Variation and Boats, Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znlp6hv1utU

Soph, Variation and Boats, Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUJO42pKib4

Dahlia Ravikovitch (1936-2005)

Dahlia Ravikovitch’s Pride: https://youtu.be/LWi5ePPulk0

Anita Desai (b. 1937)

“A Devoted Son”

Sr. B. Devoted Son: http://youtu.be/buspva39ABQ

“Games at Twilight”

Anita Desai’s Games at Twilight, A: https://youtu.be/ezvJ1y7Vwik

Anita Desai’s Games at Twilight, B: https://youtu.be/A77RSt5AXiA

Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

Joyce Carol Oates’ Loving:

Loving: https://youtu.be/IUs1V20oiQ0

Luisa Valenzuela (b. 1938)

Luisa Valenzuela’s The Censors:

Luisa Valenzuela’s The Censors, A: https://youtu.be/R_rYNGjcVY8

Luisa Valenzuela’s The Censors, B: https://youtu.be/uevTUWYpW7o

Margaret Atwood (b. 1939)

Margaret Atwood’s Siren Song: https://youtu.be/RXbaQp5fIko

Elaine Terronova (b. 1939)

Elaine Terronova’s Rush Hour:

Rush Hour: https://youtu.be/tB7hKVwRQ9A

Maxine Hong Kingston (b. 1940)

Maxine Hong Kingston, from The Woman Warrior:

Warrior, A: https://youtu.be/ZMHdnC2NtPg

Warrior, B: https://youtu.be/dleLYZY_0Vs

Ama Ata Aidoo (b. 1942)

Ama Ata Aidoo’s The Girl Who Can:

Ama Ata Aidoo’s The Girl Who Can, A: https://youtu.be/hVWVLDuMYJk

Ama Ata Aidoo’s The Girl Who Can, B: https://youtu.be/Fh3WTig6zDU

Isabel Allende (b. 1942)

Isabel Allende’s Uncle Marcos:

Isabel Allende’s Uncle Marcos, A: https://youtu.be/lDWjHoBTsk8

Isabel Allende’s Uncle Marcos, B: https://youtu.be/3ErieJ-_Z9s

Carolyn Janice Cherryh (b. 1942) – C. J. Cherryh (pen name)

C. J. Cherryh’s The Threads of Time: https://youtu.be/B3IDlITnRQs

Penny Le Couteur (b. 1942)

Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s Making History with Vitamin C:

Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s Making History with Vitamin C, A: https://youtu.be/q-mV0lyk4rs

Penny Le Couteur and Jay Burreson’s Making History with Vitamin C, B: https://youtu.be/gMLMTJd4mQA

Pat Mora (b. 1942)

“The Leader in the Mirror”

Pat Mora’s The Leader in the Mirror: https://youtu.be/YZEmZBpbXQ0

“Uncoiling”

Pat Mora’s Uncoiling: https://youtu.be/95nRw7axtFE

“A Voice”

Pat Mora’s A Voice: https://youtu.be/S_zsbE8Bs0I

Louise Gluck (b. 1943)

Louise Gluck’s Snowdrops:

Snowdrops: https://youtu.be/tI5VQWdRmPg

Susan Griffin (b. 1943)

Susan Griffin’s Love Should Grow Up Like a Wild Iris in the Fields:

Love Should Grow Up Like a Wild Iris in the Fields: https://youtu.be/0qmR3Bc3OYU

Alice Walker (b. 1944)

"Everyday Use"

Alice Walker’s Everyday Use:

Everyday, A: https://youtu.be/lNU9EoM-n6Q

Everyday, B: https://youtu.be/LR3Zcy0r1c8

Everyday, C: https://youtu.be/51UkftVOq60

Walker’s Everyday Use: A Discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL5uJkyeaKA

"Women"

Alice Walker’s Women: https://youtu.be/lAlEMfjBuDw

"In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens" (and Sandra Cisneros’ “Straw Into Gold”)

Jr Gardens: Straw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LAv0L9EeSg

Kay Ryan (b. 1945)

Kay Ryan’s Crib:

Crib: https://youtu.be/ZlTD-1MmCXs

Susan Vreeland (1946-2017)

“Magdalena Looking”

Susan Vreeland’s Magdalena Looking:

Susan Vreeland’s Magdalena Looking, A: https://youtu.be/TQ4bxWGOI3o

Susan Vreeland’s Magdalena Looking, B: https://youtu.be/KTiMNqRYDtU

“Artful Research” (and Anna Quindlen’s “A Quilt of a Country”)

Anna Quindlen’s A Quilt of a Country, Susan Vreeland’s Artful Research: https://youtu.be/2Lq9DElJnVA

Jane Shore (b. 1947)

Jane Shore’s A Letter Sent to Summer:

A Letter Sent to Summer: https://youtu.be/bS3szoYkT-Y

Dava Sobel (b. 1947)

Dava Sobel’s from Longitude:

Dava Sobel’s from Longitude, A: https://youtu.be/jE5B56MdGkg

Dava Sobel’s from Longitude, B: https://youtu.be/0_NZIFTNZMk

Roberta Hill Whiteman (b. 1947)

Roberta Hill Whiteman’s Morning Talk: https://youtu.be/swczXXE5Vl8

Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948)

“The Man to Send Rain Clouds”

Leslie Marmon Silko’s The Man to Send Rain Clouds:

Leslie Marmon Silko’s The Man to Send Rain Clouds, A: https://youtu.be/0pNVZNlQqcw

Leslie Marmon Silko’s The Man to Send Rain Clouds, B: https://youtu.be/TWudoh5Lazc

Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949)

“On Seeing England for the First Time”

Kincaid’s On Seeing England:

On Seeing England A: https://youtu.be/4r5vlZUNTbc

On Seeing England, B: https://youtu.be/6q-37LpoO7M

Elizabeth A. Thompson (b. 1949)

Elizabeth A. Thompson’s Team Builds ‘Sociable’ Robot: https://youtu.be/7xcy7xKXk1o

Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995)

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird:

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird, A: https://youtu.be/gB1kPuppE4c

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird, B: https://youtu.be/uLgf1M7oHt4

Toni Cade Bambara’s Blues Ain’t No Mockin Bird, C: https://youtu.be/c0aBmdGWS-s

Julia Alvarez (b. 1950)

“Antojos”

Julia Alvarez, Antojos:

Antojos, A: https://youtu.be/wfUxfZ0-uJ0

Antojos, B: https://youtu.be/k5315LFh3J4

Antojos, C: https://youtu.be/DXq6nKY9-D8

“My English”

Julia Alvarez’s My English:

Julia Alvarez’s My English, A: https://youtu.be/8K4EXes8DjY

Julia Alvarez’s My English, B: https://youtu.be/XKWp24S5qYc

Joy Harjo (b. 1951)

Joy Harjo’s Eagle Poem:

Eagle Poem: https://youtu.be/dRY68QPUlqA

Sally Ride (1951-2012)

Sally Ride’s Single Room, Earth View:

Sally Ride’s Single Room, Earth View, A: https://youtu.be/9y2htP_MTEc

Sally Ride’s Single Room, Earth View, B: https://youtu.be/NHCgvGBm4fA

Nancy Sherman (b. 1951)

Nancy Sherman’s The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt:

Nancy Sherman’s The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt, A: https://youtu.be/iJYd3e97Ru0

Nancy Sherman’s The Moral Logic of Survivor Guilt, B: https://youtu.be/dV4dza83psc

Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-2016)

"American History"

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History:

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History, A: https://youtu.be/RKQhZDvSODY

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History, B: https://youtu.be/ufZmHrB3wMk

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s American History, C: https://youtu.be/BtZYCJgoDSo

"The Latin Deli"

Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica: https://youtu.be/Sw7dQlYqWfc

"Latin Women Pray"

Judith Ortiz Cofer’s Latin Women Pray:

Latin Women Pray: https://youtu.be/cO2CN6RceZc

Rita Dove (b. 1952)

Rita Dove, For the Love of Books:

Books, A: https://youtu.be/9v9r5hHW61Y

Books, B: https://youtu.be/JCY3NU-NeyQ

“Adolescence III and Testimonial”

Jr Dove

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WymxelrYLdo

Dorianne Laux (b. 1952)

Dorianne Laux’s The Life of Trees:

The Life of Trees: https://youtu.be/EMDO8Auqvmk

Naomi Shihab Nye (b. 1952)

“Daily”

Naomi Shihab Nye’s Daily: https://youtu.be/_gvxN5RWIqE

“Hugging the Jukebox”

Naomi Shihab Nye’s Hugging the Jukebox: https://youtu.be/ia2VLOLs-BE

“Making a Fist”

Naomi Shihab Nye’s Making a Fist: https://youtu.be/atyDVEhlfck

“Streets”

Naomi Shihab Nye, Streets: https://youtu.be/pcNb4z8R_iI

“Where Children Live”

Naomi Shihab Nye’s Where Children Live: https://youtu.be/KdtPA_AeKSk

Anna Quindlen (b. 1952)

“One Day, Now Broken in Two”

Anna Quindlen, One Day, Now Broken in Two: https://youtu.be/kCmQDUuRRwo

“A Quilt of a Country”

Anna Quindlen’s A Quilt of a Country: https://youtu.be/2MFXT3YjubI

“A Quilt of a Country” (and Susan Vreeland’s “Artful Research”)

Anna Quindlen’s A Quilt of a Country, Susan Vreeland’s Artful Research: https://youtu.be/2Lq9DElJnVA

Amy Tan (b. 1952)

“Mother Tongue”

Amy Tan, Mother Tongue:

Mother, A: https://youtu.be/whJARZonABY

Mother, B: https://youtu.be/aYWDYEKmdKE

“Rules of the Game”

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game:

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, A: https://youtu.be/EI-U4YBWhmI

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, B: https://youtu.be/6M3tzf0qZWw

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, C: https://youtu.be/dHOBTZ-jdjI

Amy Tan’s Rules of the Game, D: https://youtu.be/_99gY-Ftw2Y

“Mother Tongue” (and James Baldwin’s "My Dungeon Shook"):

Jr Dungeon:Tongue, Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgJk9sCrLT4

Jr Dungeon:Tongue, Part 2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGe6rIBtNqo

Shu Ting (pen name) (born Gong Peiyu, 1952)

“Also All” (and Bel Dao’s “All”)

Bei Dao’s All, and Shu Ting’s Also All: https://youtu.be/rpLGeOlULJM

Jane Hirshfield (b. 1953)

Jane Hirshfield’s The Lives of the Heart:

The Lives of the Heart: https://youtu.be/8BuqDanyhGg

Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954)

"Straw Into Gold"

Sandra Cisneros, Straw Into Gold:

Cisneros, A: https://youtu.be/1ln2BItMWzs

Cisneros, B: https://youtu.be/pYhwGSw33MU

"Tepeyac"

Sandra Cisneros’ Tepeyac:

Sandra Cisneros’ Tepeyac: https://youtu.be/4SfpQoKXSVE

"Twister Hits Houston"

Sandra Cisneros’ Twister Hits Houston:

Sandra Cisneros’ Twister Hits Houston: https://youtu.be/ngIvDbKpBsQ

"Straw Into Gold" (and Alice Walker’s “Gardens”)

Jr Gardens: Straw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LAv0L9EeSg

Louise Erdrich (b. 1954)

“Indian Boarding School”

Louise Erdrich’s Indian Boarding School: The Runaways:

Indian Boarding School: The Runaways: https://youtu.be/WvnEkdbaemM

“The Leap”

Louise Erdrich’s The Leap:

Louise Erdrich’s The Leap, A: https://youtu.be/XMyVVQePf0E

Louise Erdrich’s The Leap, B: https://youtu.be/-UaKi7RyRVg

Cynthia Rylant (b. 1954)

Cynthia Rylant’s Checkouts:

Cynthia Rylant’s Checkouts, A: https://youtu.be/F9rxJy8x0LA

Cynthia Rylant’s Checkouts, B: https://youtu.be/m5xdleTQXY4

Caroline Alexander (b. 1956)

Caroline Alexander’s The Voyage of the James Caird:

Caroline Alexander’s The Voyage of the James Caird, A: https://youtu.be/H1-9Pg0tdg4

Caroline Alexander’s The Voyage of the James Caird, B: https://youtu.be/E4wMYTIK97E

Andrea Levy (1956-2019)

Andrea Levy’s Back to My Own Country: An Essay:

Andrea Levy’s Back to My Own Country: An Essay, A: https://youtu.be/CkMHP6ntCBo

Andrea Levy’s Back to My Own Country: An Essay, B: https://youtu.be/A6kkX9gaBbw

Lynne Cox (b. 1957)

Lynne Cox’s from Swimming to Antarctica:

Lynne Cox’s from Swimming to Antarctica, A: https://youtu.be/0VyNrRRv-5Q

Lynne Cox’s from Swimming to Antarctica, B: https://youtu.be/-Hgi8IuZoII

Susan Power (b. 1961)

Susan Power, Museum Indians: http://youtu.be/kJEuXwpmK44

Firoozeh Dumas (b. 1965)

Firoozeh Dumas’ With a Little Help from My Friends:

https://youtu.be/qCUam-MlwQo

Lian Dolan (b. 1966)

Lian Dolan’s Carry Your Own Skis:

Lian Dolan’s Carry Your Own Skis, A: https://youtu.be/1JrKIS3p8bM

Lian Dolan’s Carry Your Own Skis, B: https://youtu.be/_ZWrtEIcVq8

Elizabeth McCracken (b. 1966)

"Desiderata"

Elizabeth McCracken’s Desiderata: https://youtu.be/-ieId6s5yYM

"The Giant’s House"

Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House:

Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House, A: https://youtu.be/aJyZ8f0XwWA

Elizabeth McCracken’s The Giant’s House, B: https://youtu.be/ztG0N4sDE00

Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966)

Natasha Trethewey’s Incident: https://youtu.be/pp4idJJP8Lw

Adrienne Su (b. 1967)

Adrienne Su’s Escape from the Old Country: https://youtu.be/7qfhZMtnkYo

Francesca Beard (b. 1968)

Francesca Beard’s Old Love: https://youtu.be/qbXcmRtAaks

Rebecca Walker (b. 1969)

Rebecca Walker’s Before Hip-Hop Was Hip-Hop:

Rebecca Walker’s Before Hip-Hop Was Hip-Hop, A: https://youtu.be/4hWepUhtIuY

Rebecca Walker’s Before Hip-Hop Was Hip-Hop, B: https://youtu.be/1BSjkGd_aBM

Camille T. Dungy (b. 1972)

Camille Dungy’s The Writing on the Wall: https://youtu.be/I28HB2xA09Q

Robin Wasserman (b. 1978)

Robin Wasserman’s Early Dismissal: https://youtu.be/OuZMh_YhPbQ

Alyssa Rosenberg (b. 1984)

“Romeo and Juliet is a Terrible Play”

Alyssa Rosenberg’s Romeo and Juliet Is a Terrible Play: https://youtu.be/ZR4NWu3ps44

Tyroneca “Ty” Booker (dates unknown)

(College student from Baton Rouge, at the University of Louisiana in 2005)

Tyroneca “Ty” Booker’s The Day of the Storm: https://youtu.be/5PvwF6ob1qE

[from Katrina: In Their Own Words, edited by Richard Louth. Southeastern Louisiana Writing Project. 2006.]

N. Michelle Murray (dates unknown)

Home Away From Home: https://youtu.be/j1Fwd0uTgfI

from Home Away From Home: Immigrant Narratives, Domesticity, and Coloniality in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Gordana Sandic-Hadzihasanovic (dates unknown)

Gordana Sandic-Hadzihasanovic's Twenty Years on: The Unfinished Lives of Bosnia’s R&J: https://youtu.be/AzpH-DH0h78

Stephanie Watson (GenX) (dates unknown)

Stephanie Watson’s How Podcasting Works: https://youtu.be/lrK1sz7D1L4

Amanda Gorman (b. 1998)

“The Hill We Climb”

Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, An AP Study, A: https://youtu.be/7KU8PleBqsA

Amanda Gorman’s The Hill We Climb, An AP Study, B: https://youtu.be/IwJdP33GRSo