Maurice Kenny Reading at International Writers for Peace Day
Arrows, now the skies are diseased; arrows, now the earth is diseased; arrows, now the people are sick on dreams; arrows; come back to us. Chankpe Opi Wakpala! More
Richard Gilman Reading from The Passionate War
"Bombs away—some three thousand pounds of death rained down." More
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Songs about 🌈🌈 are in our Top 10*
🌈 Rainbowland by Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus was banned from a spring concert set list in Wisconsin.
🌈The Rainbow Connection by the Muppets was banned, too.
😯*most surprising things banned in US schools: https://pen.org/dolly-parton-miley-cyrus-song/
Now banned: School board in Hillsborough FL voted today to ban "This Book is Gay". This is after 2 committees reviewed it and voted to keep it in schools. Here's what Juno Dawson told us @PENamerica about efforts to ban the book last fall. /1 https://twitter.com/PinkNews/status/1640834900684333056?t=Nq5SySk-nlbsC-x3UE6VbA&s=19
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