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  • 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…

  • Episode 3: Orphanotrophia


    This week Jack and Connor tackle a poem of Connor's choosing: "Orphanotrophia" by Sun Yung Shin. Click here or see below to read the poem. For more…

  • Episode 2: Urban Renewal


    The first real episode of Close Talking featuring Jack and Connor's discussion of the poem "Urban Renewal" by Yusef Komunyakaa. Find out how Jack and…

  • Episode 1: After the Election


    This is not the first episode that hosts Connor McNamara Stratton and Jack Rossiter-Munley had planned. In light of the election results on Tuesday…