What is poverty, how should we respond to it?

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    A Work of Art

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    Reading

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    Sylvia Townsend Warner (1893-1978) was born in England but enjoyed tremendous popularity among American audiences by way of The New Yorker, which published over a hundred of her short stories.…

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    Town Office

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    Reading

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    Edward Holmes, a writer and English professor at the University of Maine, sets up the perfect philanthropic conundrum in "Town Office." His story begins with Phil Ackerman, a new selectman…

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    Historia de un Letrero (The History of a Sign)

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    Video

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    In 2008, this five-minute video was selected by the National Film Board of Canada as the best of over 650 entries submitted to the Short Films Corner of the Cannes…

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    Another Case of Ingratitude

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    Reading

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    American journalist and writer John Reed was an adventurer who rode with Mexican rebel leader Pancho Villa and whose eyewitness account of the 1919 Russian Revolution is chronicled in his…

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    Child of the Romans

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    Reading

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    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…