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Heine’s Heartmobile

Michael Hofmann New York Review of Books
The liveliness and invention of Heinrich Heine’s writing changed 19th century German literature for the better. Poet, writer, literary critic, satirist and ironist, but banned in his homeland and expatriated to Paris, he was well appreciated by Marx

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Professor Bullhead & Critical Race Theory

Peter Neil Carroll newversenews.com
The denial of racism in education is hardly new, as poet Peter Neil Carroll presents the story of a Native American reformer.

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Myanmar Military in Pursuit of Poetry

Phyllis Klein New Verse News
As the generals imprison over 30 poets, California poet Phyllis Klein attacks the killers of poetry in Myanmar, the futility of trying to erase words with bullets.

Friday Nite Videos | April 23, 2021

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Why Is America's Justice System So Unfair? Martín Espada | "The Year I Was Diagnosed with a Sacrilegious Heart". How Human-Robot Sex May Become Real. How an Abstinence Pledge Shamed a Generation. The Great Gap in Vaccinations.

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My name [Inaudible.]

Patricia Mona Eng Rattle
Responding to the shootings in Atlanta’s Gold Spa, poet Patricia Mona Eng uses online quotes of the shooter against the 911 recordings of the Asian woman calling for help.

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Death Rides the Elevator in Brooklyn

Martín Espada Floaters
Martín Espada’s newest collection, Floaters, takes its title from the term used by some Border Patrol police to describe migrants drowned in the Rio Grande.

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How to Unbuild a House

Patrick Daly
California poet Patrick Daly writes in the wake of January 6, 2021 about “that other House” endangered by a mob or by “An angry man/red and orange like a flame?”
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