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Holidays! Food! Solitude?

Posted on December 02, 2022

During the US holiday season, some of us are planning special meals or big parties, while others can't wait for some quiet time. Here are readings to fit each of these moods:

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Across the Americans for Native American Heritage Month

Posted on November 02, 2022

Guarani protester in São Paulo, 2019. By Romerito Pontes, CC BY 2.0 license.

This Native American Heritage Month month, why not celebrate voices from across the Americas? From Mexico, we suggest the beautiful and stirring poem Purépecha Mother, a celebration of the power of a seemingly ordinary woman. For more indigenous Mexican writing, try the poems Marías Mazahuas and Nothing Remains Empty, and the story Dreams and Memories of a Common Man, about the impact of environmental changes on indigenous communities.

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10 Global Tales of the Uncanny

Posted on October 18, 2022

An origami ghost made on gold and white origami paper with a face drawn in permanent marker.
Gold origami ghost. By Douglas P. Perkins.

Looking for something unusual to introduce to students this Halloween? How about a no-face ghost, a grandmother-golem, or a murderous pack of zombies? Below, you'll find stories and poems featuring the ghosts of Japan, the all-too-real human monsters of Stalin-era Russia, and many other uncanny characters.

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