Notes on the Assemblage - Part 7, “we are remarkably loud not masked” and Epilogue Summary & Analysis

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“Thich Nhat Hanh I Step With You” - The poem begins with images of walking and breathing as “peace flickers at the end of the flame.” The second stanza of the poem includes images of Asian food, of “bowing speaking lifting the dead,” and of steps being taken in time with breath. The speaker addresses the poem’s subject, saying that “you sit you speak one word yet the word is impossible” (84).

“We Are Remarkably Loud Not Masked” - This poem is written in a sequence of fragmented stanzas, and is written in first person. It contains references to the victims of several racially motivated attacks, including those on Jessie Washington (lynched by a mob in Texas in the early 1900’s), Trayvon Martin (shot and killed in 2012) and Eric Garner (choked to death by police in...

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