Selected Poems

Selected Poems

A gallery of eighty handwritten prayers W.E.B. Du Bois wrote for his students at Atlanta University, which he called "Prayers, A Litany and Diverse Prayers Set Down for the Worship of the Darker Americans."

You can read and listen to all the poetry Joy Ladin recited for us during our interview, and an additional piece not featured in the show. Enjoy and share them with others:

» Somewhere Between Male and Female
» You Are Making Me Now
» Letter to My Body
» Sickness and Health

You can read and listen to all the poetry Marie Howe recited for us during our interview. Enjoy and share them with others:

» Magdelene—The Seven Devils
» Annunciation
» Prayer
» Hurry
» The Gate
» The Meadow

by Osip Mandelstam

by Robert Bringhurst

by Christian Wiman from "Every Riven Thing"

by Christian Wiman from "Every Riven Thing"

by Christian Wiman from "Every Riven Thing"

"B"
From Kay's 2008 performance at the Bowery Poetry Club, and more intimate and relaxed presentation of her performance at TED2011. What's your take?

"Hiroshima"
Kay's poem that ended our show, as performed at The Nantucket Project in 2011.

"Tshotsholoza"
Kay's poem about Noor Ebrahim in South Africa as taken from her performance at the Acumen Fund's *spark! event in New York City

by Christian Wiman from "Every Riven Thing"

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