PEN Podcast: Claire Donato reads “Ave Maria” by Frank O’Hara
Frank O'Hara's collection Lunch Poems was banned from English classes at Aurora High School in 1976 for its sexual content. In celebration of this year's Banned Books Week, this… More
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"Poetry is how I work things out for myself–not a 'thinking' process alone, but a process of language, which brings in the social, the emotional, the affective and the physical."
An interview with #NBAwards-honored poet @MonicaYoun. | @PENamerica
Antiracist momentum has been "crushed by a pretty well-organized force... who’ve tried to change the problem from racism to antiracism... to change the problem from police violence to the people speaking out against police violence," @DrIbram tells CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2023/03/18/us/ibram-kendi-racial-reckoning-blake-cec
In the 2021-22 school year 317 PICTURE BOOKS were banned. Most feature a protagonist of color or characters who reflect the LGBTQ+ experience. Many are nonfiction, including histories of civil rights and gay pride. Many are books about animals or babies. https://pen.org/banned-picture-books-2022/