Big City Feelings

Lesson Introduction

Using Poetry in Voice’s mixtape—Big City Feelings—this lesson expands on the themes expressed in Blain’s curation. Themes of identity, belonging, and urban civic life. 

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with the poets and poems found in the mixtape
  • Encourage students to approach urban life from a historical, geopolitical and critical lens
  • Explore the makeup of a city as it relates to notions of privilege and oppression
  • Encourage students to become active participants in their community

Materials and Resources

Poetry in Voice Mixtape—“Big City Feelings


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