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Essays by

Rachel Wong

 

Hearts and Minds

At my high school, the New York Times was something of a secular religion and Nicholas Kristof was its Mother Teresa. We were the type […]

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Poetry and Politics in Myanmar

Our generation wants more art and less politics. We often talk about the two Ps: politics and poetry. Which one will you write as a capital, which one as a small letter? For us, the capital letter is poetry. It doesn’t mean we are against politics because that’s simply impossible—even the air we breathe is political. But what we want to focus on is the poetic nature of a given work of art.

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