Monthly Archives: April 2015

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — Johnny Ward

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience … Continue reading

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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — DeJuan Brooks

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: EARTH VOICES FOR SPRING

EARTH VOICES By Bliss Carman I I heard the spring wind whisper Above the brushwood fire, “The world is made forever Of transport and desire. “I am the breath of being, The primal urge of things; I am the whirl … Continue reading

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The Lessons of Mayor Adams

[Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the literary sci-fi novel The Doors You Mark Are Your Own, co-written by As It Ought to Be managing editor Okla Elliott and site contributor Raul Clement, available at Amazon.com, B&N.com, and … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE OPERATING SYSTEM FOR NATIONAL POETRY MONTH

Editor’s Note: April is National Poetry Month. According to the Academy of American Poets, who founded the annual event in 1996, “National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MIRIAM’S SONG

“Miriam the prophetess” by Anselm Feuerbach. Public Domain image. “Miriam the prophetess… took the tambourine in her hand; and all the women followed her with tambourines and dances. And Miriam called to them: Sing…” (Exodus 15:20-21) Editor’s Note: The most … Continue reading

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