Tag Archives: Martin Luther King Jr.

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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Can Poetry Console Us?

In the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, I am left, yet again, pondering the question of if and how poetry can console us in the aftermath of publicly felt violence. I find myself looking for a virtual microphone to … Continue reading

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