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Steve Zeitlin

The Giveback

Tim Hernandez, a poet and grandson of a migrant worker, has taken as his life’s work to research the families of all the migrant workers killed in the infamous 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos Canyon, memorialized in Woody Guthrie and Martin Hoffman’s song “Deportee” – “all they will call you will be deportees.” On air, he told the Parable of the Horse, a tale that has everything to do with kind of work that folklorists and collectors of stories aspire to, as well as the pitfalls we all too often fall into. If you work closely with communities other than your own, heed this tale.

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Steve Zeitlin

Masked Angels

Stories from Nurses on the Front Lines by Samuel Lee Poetry of Everyday Life Blogpost #18 Intro “Being a folklorist is a bit like being

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Caitlin Van Dusen

THE MYSTERIOUS TRAVELER

Looking Back at the Corona Virus Ten Thousand Years from Now by Kewulay KamaraPoetry of Everyday LifeBlogpost #17 IntroYou don’t even know what you know till

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Steve Zeitlin

Time All At Once

Carrie’s Cosmic Seder Poetry of Everyday Life Blog #14 Published in coordination with Voices: Journal of New York Folklore by Caroline Harris with an Intro

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Steve Zeitlin

Corporate Candy

Ungentrified Sweets in a Gentrified City The Poetry of Everyday Life, blogpost 13 By Molly Garfinkel and Steve Zeitlin In the 1976 film Taxi Driver, Travis

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Steve Zeitlin

The Gravedigger’s Tale

Was It A Vision or a Hallucination that Saved This Man? Poetry of Everyday Life Blogpost #12 Born in Aiken South Carolina, raised in South

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