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This is the grave of Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Born in 1806 in County Durham, England, Elizabeth Barrett was the oldest of twelve children and a tremendously talented child. From the time she was young, people recognized her poetry as special. However, they also recognized that she had horrible health. It’s unclear what happened to her […]
This is the grave of William Cullen Bryant. Born in 1794 in Cummington, Massachusetts, Bryant grew up fairly well off for late eighteenth century New England. His father was a doctor who served in the state legislature. On the other hand, this still meant he was born in a log cabin. His family was old […]


On September 27, 2017

A poem, written by Robert Poston in 1921 When You Meet a Member of the Ku Klux Klan When you meet a member of the Ku Klux Klan / Walk right up and hit him like a natural man; Take no thought of babies

          “To write poetry after Auschwitz is barbaric…” Theodor W. Adorno (1)     An image is worth a thousand words, but a thousand words often create their own images. Poetry has long been an important cultural form of bearing witness to tragedy and shaping our understanding of historical events. The […]
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