A reading list for sabbatical and work plan

For the projects that I have decided to take on, I need to read in a few different areas, including Black Feminism, revolutionary mothering, the lives of women, Critical Race Theory, Indigenous Studies, and some select volumes of poetry.  These are the books that I have with me or that should be arriving soon, should I ever get my boxes through Italian customs.

  1. Home Girls:  A Black Feminist Anthology
  2. Well-Read Black Girl:  Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves
  3. Black Girl Magic
  4. A Burst of Light and Other Essays
  5. The M Archive
  6. Spill:  Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity
  7. Revolutionary Mothering:  Love on the Front Lines (re-read)
  8. Sister Outsider:  Essays and Speeches
  9. But Some of Us Are Brave:  Black Women’s Studies
  10. Not That Bad:  Dispatches from Rape Culture (re-read)
  11. Letters to the Future:  Black Women/Radical Writing
  12. Black Nature:  Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry
  13. Critical Race Theory anthology (re-read)
  14. Critical Indigenous Studies:  Engagements in First World Locations
  15. As We Have Always Done:  Indigenous Freedom through Radical Resistance
  16. Stereo.Island.Mosaic.
  17. Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude
  18. Of Gods & Strangers
I also need to do some reading about teachers of military dependents for a class I want to propose and I imagine that some other through lines will pop up along the way.  My thought is to also do some pulling of a few key quotes along the way here and some writing inspired by that.  
#twt, #sabbatical, #sabbaticalreading, #workplan, #makeitwork, 
I’ve got 12 weeks of work before I return to the states, so here’s what I’m thinking:  
Week 1
  1. Read two books with short responses in my blog
  2. Write an essay
  3. Write a poem a day
  4. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  5. Make calls to DoDEA folks
  6. Write Jan Term Proposal
  7. Work on Daraja Strategic Plan
  8. Update my LinkedIn
Week 2

  1. ITALIAN LESSONS
  2. Write an essay
  3. Write a poem a day
  4. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  5. Work on Jan Term Proposal and submit
  6. Reach out to friends in Germany and Ireland to set up readings and lunches
  7. Email Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Archive about lithograph project for The Acentos Review
  8. Update my website

Week 3

  1. ITALIAN LESSONS
  2. Read 1 book with short response in my blog
  3. Write an essay
  4. Write a poem a day
  5. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  6. Do the read for The Acentos Review Pop issue
  7. Pick up on summer curation for MoAD and complete that process

Week 4

  1. Read 1 book with short response in my blog
  2. Write an essay
  3. Write a poem a day
  4. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  5. Do the read for The Acentos Review Pop issue
  6. Read 4 articles for DoDEa article
  7. Send out Press Kit for readings in Fall 2019

Week 5

  1. Prepare my #AgentToYourTruth class materials and send out to students
  2. Read 1 book with short response in my blog
  3. Write an essay
  4. Write a poem a day
  5. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  6. Editing for The Acentos Review
  7. Read 4 articles for DoDEa article 
  8. Make calls to DoDEA about research study

Week 6

  1. Correspond with #AgentToYourTruth students
  2. Read 1 book with short response in my blog
  3. Write an essay
  4. Write a poem a day
  5. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  6. Editing for The Acentos Review
  7. Read 4 articles for DoDEa article 
  8. Write the DoDEA survey
  9. Make calls to DoDEA about research study
  10. Submit collection of essays for review at Nomadic Press

Week 7
  1. #AgentToYourTruth class starts
  2. Read 2 books with short responses in my blog
  3. Write an essay
  4. Write a poem a day
  5. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  6. Editing for The Acentos Review
  7. Write IRB proposal for SMC
  8. Submit 3 poems and an essay

Week 8
  1. Start artist residency number 1
  2. #AgentToYourTruth class
  3. Read 2 books with short responses in my blog
  4. Write an essay
  5. Write a poem a day
  6. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  7. Acentos Review Pop issue is released
  8. Review the IRB proposal for SMC
  9. Submit 3 poems and an essay
Week 9

  1. Start artist residency number 1
  2. #AgentToYourTruth class 
  3. Read 2 books with short responses in my blog
  4. Write an essay
  5. Write a poem a day
  6. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  7. Do the read for The Acentos Review Pop issue
  8. Submit the IRB Proposal for SMC
  9. Submit 3 poems and an essay
Week 10

  1. Artist residency number 1 finishes
  2. #AgentToYourTruth class ends
  3. Read 2 books with short responses in my blog
  4. Write an essay
  5. Write a poem a day
  6. Spend two days on the The Acentos Review anthology
  7. Do the read for The Acentos Review Pop issue
  8. Read 4 articles for DoDEa article
  9. Submit 3 poems and an essay
Week 11

  1. Artist residency number 2 starts
  2. Read 2 books with short responses in my blog
  3. Write an essay
  4. Write a poem a day
  5. Prepare The Acentos Review anthology for submission
  6. Do the read for The Acentos Review Pop issue
  7. Read 4 articles for DoDEa article
  8. Email former #AgentToYourTruth co-learners and #LiveToWrite co-learners about meeting up for drinks
  9. Submit 3 poems and an essay
Week 12
  1. Artist residency number 2 ends
  2. Read 2 books with short responses in my blog
  3. Prepare for AWP
  4. Reading with Ó Bhéal 
  5. Work on edits of IRB Proposal for SMC
  6. Submit 3 poems and an essay
It’s incredibly ambitious and probably a year’s worth of work in 12 weeks.  Worse comes to worse, I can focus on the essays, poetry, and anthology project and work on the IRB DoDEA and student Jan Term class for 2020.  

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