Poverty and Need

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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Poem with One Fact

Author

Hall, Donald

Type

Reading

Overview

Donald Hall's "Poem with One Fact" begins with the striking line, "At pet stores in Detroit, you can buy/ frozen rats/for seventy-five cents apiece, to feed/ your pet boa…

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Title

Juicy

Author

B.I.G, Notorious

Type

Audio

Overview

"Juicy" is a single by American hip hop artist, The Notorious B.I.G., and his solo debut single from his 1994 debut album, Ready to Die. "Juicy" is a rags-to-riches chronicle, detailing…

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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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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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