Tag Archives: Richard R. Guzman

“Lay Your Head Down” – The 23rd Psalm in Blues

The music VIDEO below is of one of my earliest compositions, “Lay Your Head Down.”  It’s my take on the 23rd Psalm:  He leads me by still waters, restores my soul, anoints me so that my cup overflows.  Its tone … Continue reading

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Students with Style

So many different “styles,” depending on what you’re writing and for whom.  Yet in ENG 265 – Style, I’ve tried to define a “standard” style, a style of writing you’d read in some of our greatest publications—The New Yorker, The … Continue reading

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Introduction to Black Writing from Chicago – Part 2

This is Part 2 of the introduction to my book Black Writing from Chicago.  It continues to detail Chicago’s importance not only as a site producing great writers but also some of the greatest publishing ventures in black history, from the Chicago … Continue reading

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