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W H Auden, “Refugee Blues”
Naomi Shihab Nye, “The Traveling Onion”
Li-Young Lee, “The Cleaving”
Li-Young Lee, “Immigrant Blues”
Sherman Alexie, “Inside Dachau”
Warsan Shire, “Home”
Pos Moua, Where the Torches are Burning (collected poetry)
Bernard Melamud, “The German Refugee”
Martin Amis, “Oktober”
Show description: “A bunch of us from our show went to refugee camps all over Greece. We found people falling in love, kids mad at their parents for dragging them to Europe, women doing their laundry in a baseball stadium locker room, and hundreds of people living at a gas station—sitting next to the pumps, smoking. Also: wild pigs. 57,000 refugees are stuck in Greece, making homes in some surprising locations. We hear what that’s really like.”
Website shows interactive feature in which students can take a virtual tour of the camps.
Show description: “We return to Greece with stories of people trying to move on with their lives in whatever way they can. We meet a couple who fell in love even though they weren't expecting anything like that to happen, and even though her family didn't approve. We also meet a shopkeeper in a camp who's running what amounts to a cigarette charity.”