October 2, 2011

Banned Poems

We just closed Banned Books Week when libraries and bookstores celebrate freadom.

There are banned books read aloud in the Virtual Read-Out at YouTube.

You might also consider banned poems. Poetry.about.com suggested four:
  1. The opening lines of Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” from the Fayetteville Library
  2. Heinrich Heine poems (read here by a professor of German at the University of Texas)
  3. To the Rich Givers” and “City of Ships” from Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass
  4. Shel Silverstein’s “If You Have to Dry the Dishes

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