Teaching and Learning

Title

Daisies

Author

Oliver, Mary

Type

Reading

Overview

The winner of many literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, Mary Oliver (b. 1935) is a popular American poet whose lyric poems contemplate the beauty of nature and the place of human beings in…

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Title

Thought

Author

Real Bird, Henry

Type

Reading

Overview

Henry Real Bird, born and raised on the Crow Indian reservation in Montana, is a rancher, a poet, and a teacher at Northern Cheyenne Tribal School. The author of numerous poetry…

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Title

Action and Non-Action

Author

Tzu, Chuang

Type

Reading

Overview

Chuang Tzu was a Chinese Taoist philosopher of the fourth century BCE.  He was the author of the compilation of writings known as the "Chuang-Tzu," from which "Action and…

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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

Significant Other

Author

Espaillat, Rhina

Type

Reading

Overview

Poet Rhina Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic, but came to the United States in 1939 after her family was forced into exile for opposing the Dominican government. For many years, she taught…

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