Claudia Rankine — How Can I Say This So We Can Stay in This Car Together?

Krista Tippett, host: Claudia Rankine says that each dialog about race doesn’t must be about racism. She’s revelatory for me, as a white American, about ache factors which might be woven into the material of

Tracy K. Smith — love is a language / Few practice, but all, or near all speak

Krista Tippett, host: I love Tracy Okay. Smith’s deep curiosity, as she’s stated, in “the kind of silence that yields clarity” and “the way our voices sound when we dip below the decibel level of

Pádraig Ó Tuama and Marilyn Nelson — Choosing Words That Deepen The Argument of Being Alive

Krista Tippett, host: I really like a phrase of Pádraig Ó Tuama — that we should select phrases that deepen “the argument of being alive.” Each he and Marilyn Nelson are beloved academics to me