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Daisies

Author

Oliver, Mary

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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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Islands of Decency

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Horton, Myles

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Reading

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Tennessee-native Myles Horton was a social activist who co-founded the Highlander Research and Education Center whose faculty and student community included Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely…

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Women with Cow Diagram

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Image

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In this photograph from the National Photo Company Collection at the Library of Congress, five women gaze at (or away from) a diagram of a cow as another woman gestures to the diagram with…

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Title

The History Teacher

Author

Collins, Billy

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Reading

Overview

In his 2002 book, Sailing Alone around the Room, renowned modern poet Billy Collins presents us with a poem that examines our reliance on leaders for protection as well as for truth and honest…

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Title

Learning the Trees

Author

Nemerov, Howard

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Reading

Overview

Twice appointed American poet laureate, Howard Nemerov (1920-1991) grew up in New York City. He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and after the war he began a distinguished career as…

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