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Fire and Ink: An Anthology of Social Action Writing

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Fire and Ink is a powerful and impassioned anthology of stories, poems, interviews, and essays that confront some of the most pressing social issues of our day. Designed to inspire and inform, this collection embodies the concepts of “breaking silence,” “bearing witness,” resistance, and resilience. Beyond students and teachers, the book will appeal to all readers with a ...more
Paperback, 484 pages
Published October 15th 2009 by University of Arizona Press (first published 2009)
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Shelves: poetry
Persimmons

by Li-Young Lee

In sixth grade Mrs. Walker
slapped the back of my head
and made me stand in the corner
for not knowing the difference
between persimmon and precision.
How to choose

persimmons. This is precision.
Ripe ones are soft and brown-spotted.
Sniff the bottoms. The sweet one
will be fragrant. How to eat:
put the knife away, lay down newspaper.
Peel the skin tenderly, not to tear the meat.
Chew the skin, suck it,
and swallow. Now, eat
the meat of the fruit,
so sweet,
all of it, to the
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Jul 28, 2019 rated it liked it
A great compilation of essays and poems from various points of view essentially addressing humanity and our many challenges to achieving justice. One that stood out for me is an essay by Gloria Anzaldua - Now let us shift.
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