Literature

Voices of the Almost Impossible

Guiding Questions

    • How does each selection relate to this year’s theme?
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each genre for exploring the strange, the unusual, and the improbable? I.e., is a television show a better venue for a story about aliens than a poem?
    • How does literature help us make sense of the unlikely human condition?
    • What is the role of literature in a world that increasingly values more practical fields such as science, technology, engineering, and math? Is literature ultimately just entertainment?
    • How does literature help us explore alternate lives and worlds? Does reading literature helps us develop empathy for those unlike ourselves, or is that asking too much of it?

Poems

Drama & Film

Longer Works