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Posts Tagged: American history

The Last Poem I Loved: “The Hell Poem” by Shane McCrae

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I’m fascinated that the speaker’s harm disappearing is a function of being in Hell.

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Not Looking Away: The State She’s In by Lesley Wheeler

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But look at this poet-speaker speaking the unspeakable!

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Rumpus Exclusive: Excerpts from Execute the Office

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I am standing at the entrance to American History.

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Suffragette City: The War of the Roses

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But Mama, why aren’t you dressed for the polls?

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Racism Shouldn’t Be Shocking: Toppling American Myths

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Let us teach something new to the next generation that speaks to the lessons we’ve learned.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 15): “Southern History”

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We can’t hide from our history and we can’t pass it on to future generations.

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Queer American History

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This slideshow is a few weeks old, obviously, because it was posted for Independence Day, but there’s no wrong time to read about queer American history. Some topics covered: Was James Buchanan the first gay president? How important was same-sex attraction to the transcendentalist movement? And, most importantly, just how early did San Francisco come […]

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