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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

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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Title

Monet Refuses the Operation

Author

Mueller, Lisel

Type

Reading

Overview

German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller (b. 1924) fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was fifteen and settled in the Midwestern United States.  In this dramatic monologue, Mueller…

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Title

Doctor Jack-o’-Lantern

Author

Yates, Richard

Type

Reading

Overview

Richard Yates (1926–1992) was born in Yonkers, New York. Yates served in the United States Army in World War II. Upon returning from the war, he worked as a publicist and a reporter before publishing…

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