How do we respond to strangers?

Title

Empathy

Author

Stallings, A.E.

Type

Reading

Overview

The winner of many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, American poet and translator A.E. Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia, and Oxford, U.K. In 1999 she emigrated to Athens, Greece,…

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Title

Young Armless Man in the Barbecue Restaurant

Author

Koestenbaum, Phyllis

Type

Reading

Overview

Brooklyn-born poet Phyllis Koestenbaum is senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.  "Admission of Failure" appeared in a collection of…

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Title

Kalounna in Frogtown

Author

Wyeth, Jaime

Type

Image

Overview

Born in southeastern Pennsylvania in 1946, James (Jaime) Browning Wyeth joined a family of artists. His father was the famous painter Andrew Wyeth, and his paternal grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, was a well-known…

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Title

Nuit of the Living Dead

Author

Sedaris, David

Type

Reading

Overview

Award-winning humorist David Sedaris is a well-known author, playwright, and commentator for National Public Radio. This essay, from his popular book, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim,…

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Title

The Odyssey, Book X

Author

Homer

Type

Reading

Overview

Originally recited by the bard Homer in towns and villages all over Greece, The Odyssey was finally written down in the 8th century BCE. Ulysses, or Odysseus', adventures on the way home…

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