Every Day or so Writing

Your prompt for today is a short film named “solipsist“. https://www.nowness.com/picks/solipsist-andrew-thomas-huang

It’s weird and beautiful and disturbing and interesting.  You can react to it in writing in any way you want to.  You could create a story for it, you could discuss film techniques, you could write about how it makes you feel.  What is its point? What are the producers trying to convey?  Does this type of art have use? For who? why or why not?  

FYI: Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one’s own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological (relating to the theory of knowledge, especially with regard to its methods, validity, and scope and the distinction between justified belief and opinion) position, solipsism holds the knowledge of anything outside one’s own mind is unsure; the external world and other minds cannot be known and might not exist outside the mind.

Everyday Writing

“September Suite” by Lucille Clifton

In September 2001, Lucille Clifton sent the Academy of American Poets a short manuscript of seven poems, one for each day of the week, entitled “September Suite” in response to the events that transpired on September 11th. This is the poem for September 11th.

September Suite by Lucille Clifton

Tuesday 9/11/2001 by Lucille Clifton

In addition to this poem, we will look at the other six poems that go with this one.  To see those go to https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/anthology/september-suite-lucille-cliftIbce

Click on the “options” on the page to see the other poems.  The assignment is to pick you favorite poem out of the 7 and write a paragraph on what it means and why it is your favorite.  Share with Sandy on Google Docs.

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