Discrimination by Kenneth Rexroth (read by Tom O'Bedlam)





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Published on Nov 10, 2012

A famous poem by a famous beatnik poet. Anais Nin invited him to dinner - but her turned her down. He knew all the famous figures, such as Ginsberg, Ferlinghetti and Kerouac He wrote poetry "to seduce women and overthrow capitalism" - well, that's what he said.

This poem is one of a selection for Poetry Out Loud for schools. "...a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage... Poetry Out Loud was launched in high schools nationwide in the spring of 2006 with tens of thousands of students participating. POL has grown every year with over 365,000 students competing in 2011-2012."

The font is called "I hate comic sans" and it's a free download.

People dancing is from a Pet Shop Boys video "Was it Worth it?"
It's worth watching the whole video::
And it's worth reading the lyrics:

I don't mind the human race.
I've got pretty used to them
In these past twenty-five years.
I don't mind if they sit next
To me on streetcars, or eat
In the same restaurants, if
It's not at the same table.
However, I don't approve
Of a woman I respect
Dancing with one of them. I've
Tried asking them to my home
Without success. I shouldn't
Care to see my own sister
Marry one. Even if she
Loved him, think of the children.
Their art is interesting,
But certainly barbarous.
I'm sure, if given a chance,
They'd kill us all in our beds.
And you must admit, they smell.


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