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A Conversation with Tongo Eisen-Martin

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Tina Cane
“…the ruling class seems to be skating free in this moment. We hear calls for abolition of everything except them. The reality is that as long as this society is organized around the maintenance of their hegemony, there will always be monopolized violence and massive inequalities.”
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Use Your Inside Voice:

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Pamela Erens
“The more ‘inside’ a character we are, the more tolerance we seem to have for sticking around. ”
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Prose Reversing: On the Mechanics of Lyric Essay

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Craid Morgan Teicher
“Prose that reverses is prose that rummages around in poetry’s toolbox and grabs out some of its tools.”
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“Nothing Will Stop Me from Writing What I See”:

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Philip Metres
“To be able to be objective and see things from different angles, I had to read what historians and writers from different backgrounds had written: Arab diaries, Arab journalists who lived through that time, Israeli diaries, Israeli historians, and British ones"
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Catastrophe and Survival: Women Ecopoets Navigate Pathways Past Denials:

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Camille T. Dungy, Allison Adelle Hedge Coke, Brenda Hillman, Sandra Meek, & Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Despite the #MeToo movement, discourse surrounding the 2018 Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings and regarding female public figures, such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and teenagedclimate activist Greta Thunberg, reveal that public acceptance of misogynist behavior and reluctance to believe women’s testimony persists.
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My Insurgent Heart

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Helena María Viramontes
In the last forty years, I have learned to breathe in order to conjure my community into existence, in order to depict a “texture of existence” with the necessary force of imagination.
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Poems by Sadia Hassan

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Sadia Hassan
It’s important for me that these speakers, wrestling with the complicated reverberations of personal tragedies, are able to make sense of the world through revisio
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If You Don’t Know Me by Now…

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E. Ethelbert Miller
“When the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ found its Marco Polo moment, everyone was struck by the discovery of the spice of blackness.”
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SUGGESTED TEACHING GUIDE for “Speculative Nonfiction: A Composite Interpretation” by Susanne Paola Antonetta, Amy Benson, Sabrina Orah Mark, and Elissa Washuta

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Anna Newman
This essay can be introduced while reading creative nonfiction; it can also be introduced in a broader discussion of “fact” and “truth” in creative writing
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