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Tuesday, January 31, 2023


 My students in intro to lit thought Elvira Sastre was "cringe." I didn't even prime them (very much to think that).  These are young people who aren't studying literature as their major, but they could see it was superficial, cliché, facile, "like something my grandmother would post on Facebook."  I'm trying to engage with them; they liked a rapper I showed them, but not the more literary but actually much worse poet.  

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