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23
2010
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03
2010
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Poems. Song, by Adrienne Rich

Adrienne RichRead the poem and learn more about this insightful author

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Aug
27
2010
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Poems. To be or not to be, by William Shakespeare

 

William ShakespeareWelcome to the TP Podcast!
This time I’m going to read one of the most human poems ever written, a poem that can be understood even if we don’t share the same its author’s time space and culture. I’ll read Shakespeare’s “To be or not to be” in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Then I’ll tell you my pacifist version of the first five lines, which was what I declared when I was arrested after taking Direct Nonviolent Action (DNVA) at Greenham Common in 1990. (I have to add here that the Sergeant was quite enthusiastic about my statement. I was released about half an hour later!)
Read “To be or not to be”. Here is the pacifist version, also in Spanish.
Here is the Talking People webpage devoted to Shakespeare, who we love!
If you’ve never thought about what the to be or not to be question is, I suggest you think about it now, and if you can, discuss it with more people – you will be surprised.
Thank you for listening and have a nice day!
Listen to this episode.
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Feb
01
2010
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Poems. Her Kind, by Anne Sexton

Anne SextonCheck out the Talking People webpage for Anne Sexton, and you’ll be able to listen to her!!!

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Oct
23
2009
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Poems. This Is Just to Say, by William Carlos Williams

William Carlos WilliamsI love this poem. It’s so mysterious, and so honest. I don’t know what it means. I just know it means something mysterious and daily and beautiful, plus totally human. Picture it as a post-it note on a fridge. Hope you enjoy it!

Read the poem

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Oct
12
2009
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Poems. Brief Bus Stop, by Ani Difranco

Ani DifrancoRead the lyrics here (from her album “not so soft”, 1991)
Language notes: “to wane” is something the moon does, because the moon waxes and wanes! “To toe the line” is ‘to conform to a rule or standard’.
More on Ani Difranco at the Talking People Website (Music)

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Aug
29
2009
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Poems. The Housing Poem, by Dian Million

Post  your comments at the Dakota in Spain blog
Read the poem at Dian Million’s webpage on Talking People, and find out more about her

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Jun
14
2009
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Poems. Autobiography in 5 short chapters, by Portia Nelson

Portia NelsonRead the poem and learn more about its author. There are some language notes in the Word version you’ll find.
Hope you enjoy it!
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May
14
2009
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Poems. Wild Geese, by Mary Oliver

Mary OliverRead this poem and find more info/activities.

Tell yourself this poem when you are waiting to enter an examination room! It’ll lull you a bit, soothe you down, and you’ll be able to concentrate and focus better! 🙂

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Apr
04
2009
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Poems. Strange Fruit, by Joy Harjo

Welcome to our poetry segment!
Read this poem, watch videos where Joy Harjo reads other poems or plays music…

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More on Billie Holiday“Strange Fruit” and more

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08
2009
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