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  • Episode 8: The Lynching Postcard, Duluth, Minnesota


    Connor and Jack discuss the Ray Gonzalez poem "The Lynching Postcard, Duluth, Minnesota." Read the poem below or at this link. More about Ray…

  • Episode 7: Kids Who Die


    Connor and Jack discuss the Langston Hughes poem "Kids Who Die" a work that, especially in light of the inauguration and recent protests, has an…

  • Episode 6: Specimen Days [The Inauguration]


    In this special episode, Jack and Connor discuss "Specimen Days The Inauguration," Walt Whitman's poetic reflection on Abraham Lincoln's second…

  • Episode 5: Excerpt from 'Life in a Box is a Pretty Life'


    Connor and Jack dig into an excerpt from Dawn Lundy Martin's work, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life. Their discussion delves into the questions the poem…

  • Episode 4: Still I Rise


    Connor and Jack tackle a classic this week, discussing Maya Angelou's poem "Still I Rise." Always a popular work, it was referenced twice in popular…