Apr 07, 2021
Elke Schmidt
The "No Book" Book Club Discussion


What do a Cuban-American poet and a Swiss-German animal rights activist have in common? Well, let's find out!

Richard Blanco is a Cuban-American poet. Here is a small selection of some of his poems:

What I Know of Country

America the Beautiful Again

Matters of the Sea

Nancy Holten is from the Netherlands and moved to Switzerland as a child. Her request for Swiss citizenship went viral. Her story highlights some of the tension that can arise between a perceived "outsider" and the host community. Hear all about Nancy Holten's story on Radiolab's podcastFor Whom the Cowbells Toll.