Love and Compassion

Title

Empathy

Author

Stallings, A.E.

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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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Dr. Bethune’s Last Will & Testament

Author

Bethune, Mary McLeod

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Reading

Overview

Mary McLeod Bethune, the founder of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, was born on a South Carolina farm in 1875.  The child of former slaves, she went on to become a teacher,…

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Title

An Unanswered Question

Author

Mueller, Lisel

Type

Reading

Overview

German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was 15.  Her family immigrated to the US and settled in Indiana, where Mueller attended the University…

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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

A Story about the Body

Author

Hass, Robert

Type

Reading

Overview

Robert Hass is an American poet who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995-1997. In his short parable, "A Story about the Body," a young composer falls in love with an older…

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