Stories. The Debutante, by Leonora Carrington

Leonora CarringtonHalf of this audio is me talking about the writer Leonora Carrington first, a Surrealist artist (painter and writer, trilingual! She does/did that in English, French and Spanish!) and then comes her story “The Debutante,” so you can listen to it in two 5-minute sessions!
More on Leonora Carrington at Talking People (Literature).

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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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Stories. A Tree, a Rock, a Cloud, by Carson McCullers

Carson McCullersA story which is hard to read, especially if you want to teach students to pronounce the endings and the consonant clusters!!! 🙂

Read the story.

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Poems. The Housing Poem, by Dian Million

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Read the poem at Dian Million’s webpage on Talking People, and find out more about her

 

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Stories. Ada, by Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein, a vital explorer of life and art,  tried to write like Cezanne painted.Gertrude Stein It’s hard to explain.
Ada is a story to her lifelong loved one.

Read  Ada and read about Gertrude Stein.

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