As several folks have noted, the idealized timeline depicted on our course info doesn't seem to be working out just right in reality. Thus, those who are planning to submit a project by the first project deadline now have an additional two days; the new due date is Wednesday, 13 May. Furthermore, since lots will be happening in the days leading up to this deadline (see schedule below), anyone who turns in an essay on the 13th needn't turn in journal entries on the 12th; rather, your essay can also count as your journal for the week. Of course those who don't submit a project on the 13th will still need to turn in a journal on the 12th. In any case, here's what you can expect to encounter over the next couple weeks:
Monday, 5/4 and Tuesday, 5/5: Last two days on our current batch of poems
Wednesday, 5/6: All about projects
Thursday, 5/7: Seminar Practice Day (more details soon)
Friday, 5/8 and Monday, 5/11: First seminars on Baldwin's "Sonny's Blues" (Students will attend only one of these two days--more news soon.)
Tuesday, 5/12: Peer response day for those submitting essays on Wednesday (But everybody should show up for class because you don't have to be turning in a project to be a peer consultant.)
Wednesday, 5/13: First project due date and more work with "Sonny"
Thursday, 5/14: First of several days of work on new poems (reading assignment available soon)