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Coffee & Toast with Ann Filemyr

Filed By Ed Team | June 11, 2007 6:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Ann Filmyr, Poetry, Social Change

"...Because I tried to come back home but it was too late. Because I loved across the color line. Because love is worth the risk. Because there are stories that must be told. Because ever since I took out my first college loan I have been living like a third world nation - perpetually in debt to first world banks. Because this is not remarkable. Because I majored in Utopia and then had no place to go. Because polite society makes me sweat..." -- a brief excerpt from "How I Made it to 21 and Became a Successful Professional Instead of a Prison Inmate" by poet Ann Filmyer


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