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Drunk

POET: Thadra Sheridan PIECE: Drunk TOPICS DISCUSSED: Groups, Organization, and Interaction SUMMARY: The ordinary and extraordinary consequences of alcohol abuse by loved ones. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “He did not heed this as a cautionary tale. He used it as [...]
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Black Bruins

POET: Sy Stokes PIECE: Black Bruins TOPICS DISCUSSED: Education SUMMARY: UCLA student explores the effects of racial inequality on campus. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “When we have more national championships than we do black male freshmen It's evident that our [...]
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‘cuz he’s black

POET: Javon Johnson PIECE: ‘cuz he’s black TOPICS DISCUSSED: Deviance and Social Control SUMMARY: An uncle teaches his nephew to strong in the face of police, despite a history of violent social control practices against Black men. Key Lines/Phrases Key [...]
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Home

POET: G Yamazawa PIECE: Home TOPICS DISCUSSED:
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P.T.S.D.

POET: Terisa Siagatonu PIECE: P.T.S.D. TOPICS DISCUSSED: Education SUMMARY: Terisa Siagatonu expresses the pain her children in school living in disastrous, dangerous, and disadvantaged areas. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “AK-47 is just another way to identify the apartment number of [...]
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Chatty Cathy

POET: Urban Allure PIECE: Chatty Cathy TOPICS DISCUSSED: Socialization SUMMARY: Urban Allure connects the objectification of women through the creation and use of the Chatty Cathy Doll. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “If you give a woman a few outfits Show [...]
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From Michelle Obama

POET: Imani Cezanne PIECE: From Michelle Obama TOPICS DISCUSSED: Politics and Government SUMMARY: Imani Cezanne, through a persona poem from Michelle Obama to her daughters, explains the historical, social, and personal significance of being “the first Black First Lady.” Key [...]
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Us

POET: T. Miller PIECE: Us TOPICS DISCUSSED:
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When My Strength Failith

POET: Catalina Ferro PIECE: When My Strength Failith TOPICS DISCUSSED: Religion SUMMARY: A poem exploring the functions, the rituals, and the use of the church when it’s doors are closed. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “He’s supposed to give me three [...]
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A Letter to Sarah

POET: Jared Singer PIECE: A Letter to Sarah TOPICS DISCUSSED:
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