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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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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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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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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