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  1. Radical Hope in Adrienne Rich's 'An Atlas of the Difficult World'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 14, 2017 | The Atlantic

    In her 13-section poem "An Atlas of the Difficult World," Adrienne Rich portrays an America of devastation and longing. The first 12 sections chart the geography of American history, traversing the country from California to Vermont, as well as a geography of human empowerment, from "some for whom peace is a white man's word and a white man's privilege" to: some who have learned to handle and contemplate the shapes of powerlessness and power as the nurse learns hip and thigh and weight of the body he has to lift and sponge, day upon day a In particular, Rich interrogates national identity and patriotism when horrific events-she mentions Selma and Wounded Knee-exemplify "your country's moment."

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  2. The Grand Finale in James Weldon Johnson's 'Go Down, Death'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2017 | The Atlantic

    In 1927, the year before my grandmother was born, James Weldon Johnson published a book of poems with the intent of preserving the oral tradition of old-time black preachers. Johnson wrote that he wanted to capture the "tempo of the preacher" without using black dialect--the resulting collection, God's Trombones , mimics the soulful intonations of a sermon, but within the confines of verse.

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