I'm now teaching Gertrude Stein in my Contemporary American Poetry course at UH. Today was the first day of listening to her poetry and investigating her methodology. After reading her essay "Poetry and Grammar" together, my students are really beginning to see how poetry is evolving at the beginning of the 20th C.
As I was clicking through various youtube videos in search of something aural of Stein's, I came across this video, which I want to share with you.
This is an amazing video of two high school students doing a recitation of Gertrude Stein's "Patriarchal Poetry." After the students are done reciting the poem, listen to their take on this challenge and how Stein has made them think about language.