Category Archives: Race

Sacred Sister: The Poetry and Vision of Joy Harjo

To read Joy Harjo’s poetry, particularly Conflict Resolution, is to feel like we’re in the presence of a vatic voice . . . . Continue reading

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Poets for Justice

Poetry–like music, like theater, like many arts and community activities–brings people together. And when people get together, as the world screen has displayed prominently in the past year, stuff happens–good stuff. Empowerment. Liberation. Education. Social justice. Political rallying is not … Continue reading

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Post-racial Literature: How Close Are We?

This Martin Luther King Day it seems appropriate to ask how close we are to a truly post-racial literature in America. My students seem to think we live in a post-racial society, but I see it very differently. The more … Continue reading

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