Tag Archives: Poetry on Race

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — Robert Garrett

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus-Donnelly: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, many of these poems are an analysis of gendered, racial personal experience and a study … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: SUSAN RICH

MOHAMUD AT THE MOSQUE By Susan Rich                   ~ for my student upon his graduation And some time later in the lingering blaze of summer, in the first days after September 11th you phoned – if I don’t tell anyone my … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: BLACK LIVES MATTER POETRY

“It is not necessary that you believe that the officer who choked Eric Garner set out that day to destroy a body. All you need to understand is that the officer carries with him the power of the American state … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DECENCY

From DECENCY By Marcela Sulak: selections from SOLIDARITY vi. Virginity It’s not that you get tired, it’s that it starts to be the only thing, starts to disappear you. Your parents phone you at college to ask: how is your … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: KEETJE KUIPERS

GETTING THE BABY TO SLEEP By Keetje Kuipers Sometimes the baby can’t reconcile the self with the self: too hungry to eat, too tired to sleep. I know the feeling. O, America, on those nights when you are too beautiful … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: EMMA LAZARUS

1492 By Emma Lazarus Thou two-faced year, Mother of Change and Fate, Didst weep when Spain cast forth with flaming sword, The children of the prophets of the Lord, Prince, priest, and people, spurned by zealot hate. Hounded from sea … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DEVIN KELLY

FEAR OF By Devin Kelly We are discussing the roots of things. How phobia means fear of, and we make them up. Bookaphobia. Classroomaphobia. Girlaphobia. I say there will be a quiz. They laugh. It is evening in a small … Continue reading

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