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American Dream

POET: G. Yamazawa, Pages Matam, Clint Smith, and Roscoe Burnems PIECE: American Dream TOPICS DISCUSSED: Race and Ethncity SUMMARY: This poem redefines the American Dream through institutional discrimination faced by immigrants and people of color. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “Like [...]
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People You May Know

POET: Kevin Kantor PIECE: People You May Know TOPICS DISCUSSED: Deviance and Social Control SUMMARY: This poem is about male rape and the trauma relived by knowing who the rapist is. Also, the poem demonstrates how society contributes to shaming, [...]
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OCD

POET:Neil Hilborn PIECE: OCD TOPICS DISCUSSED: Health and Medicine SUMMARY: Neil Hilborn reveals what it is like to be a member of society with OCD, especially when it comes to relationships—and breakups. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion ““How can it be [...]
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Mental Illness Testifies

POET:Nico Wilkinson PIECE: Mental Illness Testifies TOPICS DISCUSSED: Health and Medicine SUMMARY: This poem is about how we ascribe mental illness as the reason for mass shootings. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “here I am on the stand, always the target, [...]
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Four Lines

POET: Brandon PIECE: Four Lines TOPICS DISCUSSED: Race and Ethnicity SUMMARY: Upbringing experience, Brandon expressed the chaos in his identity as he managed to keep his roots over the overwhelming whiteness. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “No one asks your whiteness [...]
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The Unwritten Letter from my Immigrant Parent

POET: Muna Abdulahi PIECE:The Unwritten Letter from my Immigrant Parent TOPICS DISCUSSED: Race and Ethnicity SUMMARY: An immigrant’s experience to motivate the next generation Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “the American dream was never meant for me  It was always, always [...]
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John Carlos and Tommie Smith

POET: Ant Black and Tarez Lemmons PIECE: John Carlos and Tommie Smith TOPICS DISCUSSED: Society and Culture SUMMARY: Recalling the raised fist protest in the 1968 Olympics. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “You won the races/ Just to beat the racists [...]
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Small Towns

POET: Ollie Schminkey and Wyatt Fleckenstein PIECE: Small Towns TOPICS DISCUSSED: Religion SUMMARY:This poem shows how people in religious people can often be more judgmental based off of their faith than loving - which is arguably a more important value [...]
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Rigged Game

POET: Dylan Garity PIECE: Rigged Game TOPICS DISCUSSED: Education SUMMARY: The impact of No Child Left Behind on English language learners Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “Improving a school by picking its pockets is like tuning a guitar by ripping off [...]
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