Motives and Values

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

Hallelujah the Saviors are Here

Author

Smith, Rachel

Type

Audio

Overview

Rachel Smith wrote the poem, "Hallelujah the Saviors are Here," when she was 18 years old and a member of the Kenwood Academy Slam Poetry team. She performed this poem at the 2012 Louder…

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Title

My Optimism

Author

Yanxiang, Shao

Type

Reading

Overview

Chinese poet and essayist Shao Yanxiang was born in 1933 in the Zhejiang province of China. During the mid-1950s, Yanxiang became critical of the new China and began publishing satirical essays. For…

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Title

A Work of Art

Author

Warner, Sylvia

Type

Reading

Overview

Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was born in England but enjoyed tremendous popularity among American audiences by way of The New Yorker, which published over a hundred of her short stories.…

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Title

Song of the Shirt, 1941

Author

Parker, Dorothy

Type

Reading

Overview

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967), founder of the Algonquin Table (an influential group of New York City writers, critics, and actors that met for lunch every day at the Algonquin Hotel) and sometime editor…

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