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Poetry Sunday: ‘Anti-Pastoral,’ by Vievee Francis

By Rebecca Foust
By Rebecca Foust

What began as a protest against the pastoral tradition ends up as a new or alternative form of pastoral that can do what is needed here: powerfully convey a message about social justice. This poem gives me hope that language and literature are flexible enough to be adapted to our culture’s changing needs.

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