What does empathy look like?

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Empathy

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The winner of many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, American poet and translator A.E. Stallings studied classics in Athens, Georgia, and Oxford, U.K. In 1999 she emigrated to Athens, Greece,…

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An Unanswered Question

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German-born poet and translator Lisel Mueller fled the Nazi regime with her family when she was 15.  Her family immigrated to the US and settled in Indiana, where Mueller attended…

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Young Armless Man in the Barbecue Restaurant

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Brooklyn-born poet Phyllis Koestenbaum is senior scholar at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.  "Admission of Failure" appeared in a collection of Koestenbaum's prose poems…

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A Story about the Body

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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…