Words Hurt The World, Poet Says

In our AFR/Holocaust unit, we’ve discussed the importance of names and the ideas of being a perpetrator, a bystander, and an upstander.

“It began as an argument between two poets, so it’s about words, about whether using words helps our planet or hurts…’language comes between us and things, and that as soon as we had NAMES for what we saw, we experienced a certain degree of removal from the world’.”

View the video and read the short article from NPR: In your compositon notebooks, respond to the following SSW: Defend or challenge the idea that words hurt the planet and humanity. Be sure to include evidence from this source, but you are not limited to only this source.

I look forward to reading your writing!

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