What is the appropriate response to privilege?

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

Child of the Romans

Author

Sandburg, Carl

Type

Reading

Overview

This poem was written in 1912 by Pullitzer Prize winner Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) as part of his series on Chicago. Besides being a prolific and gifted writer, Sandburg worked at the Chicago Daily…

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Title

Harrison Bergeron

Author

Vonnegut, Kurt

Type

Reading

Overview

Originally published in 1961, “Harrison Bergeron” is a satirical, dystopian science fiction story written by Kurt Vonnegut, one of the most famous American writers of the twentieth century.…

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Title

The House (La Casa)

Author

Mistral, Gabriela

Type

Reading

Overview

Chilean poet and prose writer Gabriela Mistral (1899-1957) grew up in a small village in the Andes Mountains, whose beloved landscapes provide the setting of many of her poems. An educator and an advocate…

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Title

There Is No Greater Crime Than Leaving

Author

Brecht, Bertolt

Type

Reading

Overview

German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht presents us with a war poem that reduces friendship to its bare essentials. He emphasizes the role of choice in friendship--"He who cannot leave cannot…

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