“What if Eve was an Indian
& Adam was never kneaded
from the earth, Eve was earth
& ribs were her idea all along?”-When my Brother Was an Aztec by Natalie Diaz
All three themes explored in “When my brother was an Aztec”– environment, brother and body– are undeniably connected to poet’s life on Mojave reservation as a native American. How would you describe this connection with the land? How has this connection influenced the poet’s life? Note that, this is not necessarily a positive or negative impact. Support your argument with evidence from the poems along with your own interpretation. For this reason, you can look at the book as a whole, or you can pick one or two poems. (Minimum 200-400 words).
This assignment is due Monday 5m. Post it as a comment on this blog post. Bring the printed copy on Tuesday.
Starting Monday 5pm, you have until midnight to comment on one your classmate’s responses. (Minimum 75 words).