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CURRENT EVENT | APRIL 28, 2022

Poetry Lives Everywhere

The inspiration for poetry may come from unexpected places. In this interview, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who also hosts a poetry podcast, discusses where people might look to find inspiration for their writing. She also recites and analyzes some of the poems listeners shared during NPR’s Poetry Month campaign. Listen to hear some memorable short poems from NPR listeners and how an experienced poet responds to them.

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Story Length: 5:14

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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