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“If we are not fragile, we don’t deserve the world.”

The poet Naomi Shihab Nye is an expert on how fragile the world can be. She is an Arab-American who grew up in Ferguson, Missouri and Palestine. Perhaps she has never taken “safety” for granted. She describes how knowing “how … Continue reading

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“Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deep thing.”

Are poems tools? The 90 contributors to this book think so. They describe how specific poems have helped them. For example, our line this week, from the poem “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye, was submitted by a teacher who has those words … Continue reading

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