How do we recognize need?

Title

A Story about the Body

Author

Hass, Robert

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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

A Small, Good Thing

Author

Carver, Raymond

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Reading

Overview

Raymond Carver was an American short story writer and poet in the late 20th century whose famous works include “Cathedral” and “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love,” and…

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Title

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Author

King, Jr., Martin Luther

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Reading

Overview

Martin Luther King, Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement as well as a world-renowned figure in the modern history of non-violent resistance. Assassinated in 1968, he now has a U.S.…

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Title

Church From “The Things They Carried”

Author

O’Brien, Tim

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Reading

Overview

Receiving his BA in political science and his draft notice in the same year, Tim O’Brien served as an infantry foot soldier in the Vietnam War from 1969-1970. Based on his experiences there, O’Brien…

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kitchenette building

Author

Brooks, Gwendolyn

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Reading

Overview

Gwendolyn Brooks was a Kansas-born poet who was raised in Chicago where she published poems in the Chicago Defender, an African American Chicago newspaper. Brooks was the first African American…

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