Indivisible Poems for Social Justice

Indivisible Poems for Social Justice


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Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice is an anthology of 20th century American poems that are arranged to take the reader on a journey. They path starts broadly looking outward and slowly meanders closer to home. All the while, the poetic road taken is leading toward action for social change. Poets whose works are included in Indivisible, while writing from their individual experiences, together represent our diversity, and give voice to America in a way that only poetry can illuminate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603574174
Publisher: Norwood House Press
Publication date: 01/28/2013
Pages: 94
Sales rank: 1,231,018
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments & Dedication 2

Foreword by COMMON 6

Introduction 8

liberty was misquoted

Immigrants Nancy Byrd Turner 13

Enemies Wendell Berry 14

the ISM Wanda Coleman 15

Discrimination Kenneth Rexroth 16

The News You Don't Get at Home Luis J. Rodriguez 17

Wise I Amiri Boraka 19

Poem in the American Manner Dorothy Parker 20

Possessor's Pity George Abbe 21

Liberty Needs Glasses Tupac Shakur 22

we are all getting burned

Misery Longston Hughes 23

Mexico Is Sinking Guillermo Gómez-Peña 24

Columbus Day Jimmie Durham 25

Points of View Ishmael Reed 27

The Handicapped Philip Dacey 28

Bilingual Christmas Pat Mora 30

Man in Space Billy Collins 31

Indian Movie, New Jersey Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 32

The Geography of Poetry Assotto Saint 34

Invisibility Poem: Lesbian Ilze Mueller 35

La Migra Pat Mora 36

Picasso Ellyn Maybe 38

Sure You Can Ask Me A Personal Question Diane Burns 40

L.A. Prayer Francisco X. Alarcón 42

giving secrets away

Other People's Lives Alice Mishkin 43

Windshield Alicia Ostriker 44

St. Peter Claver Toi Derricotte 45

Being a Good Americani Fawaz Turki 46

Look Back Gogisgi 48

Award Ray Durem 49

In Response to Executive Order 9066 Dwight Okita 51

Harlem Hopscotch Maya Angelou 52

Please Fire Me Deborah Garrison 53

The Legend Garrett Hongo 54

White Lies Natasha Trethewey 56

This is a poem to my son Peter Peter Meinke 57

Warning Mitsuye Yamada 58

the signals we give

Outwitted Edwin Markham 59

My Great-Grandfather's Slaves Wendell Berry 60

Riding the D-Train Enid Dome 62

jap Lee Herrick 63

Admission of Failure Phyllis Koestonbaum 65

Anglo-Saxon Protestant Heterosexual Men Wendell Berry 66

Sympathy Paul Laurence Dunbar 67

A Ritual to Read to Each Other William Stafford 68

Failing in the Presence of Ants Gary Soto 69

Sunrise Mary Oliver 70

the next thing to happen

The Greater Thing Edwin Markham 73

Piece by Piece Luis J. Rodriguez 74

Freedom of Expression William Stafford 75

Marked Carmen Tafolla 76

Prayer Louis Untermeyer 77

The Last Word Amina Baraka 78

Perhaps the World Ends Here Joy Harjo 79

Being a Person William Stafford 80

Biographical Notes 82

Credits 90

Index 93

About Our Contributors 94

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