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Song of Myself by Walt Whitman

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Excerpts from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” introduced and recited by John Doherty for the Favorite Poem Project

Ay, Ay, Ay de la Grifa Negra by Julia de Burgos

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Poem by Julia de Burgos, translated by Jack Agüeros

I’ve been looking for videos of poems by the great 20th-century Puerto Rican poet and feminist Julia de Burgos in honor of the confinrmation hearings of Sonia Sotomayor, so I was happy to run across this installment from the generally wonderful Favorite Poem Project, featuring bilingual public school teacher Glaisma Perez-Silva.

Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Poem by Yusef Komunyakaa

Read by Michael Lythgoe for the Favorite Poem Project