Share 'Roll Call: On Violence and the Power of Naming'
(Included here are two excerpts, but please go to the link to read the whole poem)
The teacher’s struggle:
at the start of each term
after I scan the class list
I fumble for weeks
mastering the correct pronunciations
and linking faces to their names.
It’s hard, I get it.
We’re all terrible with names, we say.
But even those of us who have to rummage
through the alphabet to recall
the name of…
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