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10 Pieces

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When Lise Lunge-Larsen needed help finding contemporary Norwegian poetry, she didn't mess around. She went straight to one of the most famous act...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2020
  • Length: 06:59
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You might be hard-pressed to name famous Finnish philosophers; in fact, people in Finland might be hard-pressed to name famous Finnish philosophe...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 03:55
Caption: Zhang Daqian "Retreat in the Bamboo Grove" (1977), Credit: Christies
If you'd set out to design two language with nothing in common, English and Chinese would be a couple of great candidates.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 10:12
Caption: Street Art by Alessiob71 in the Italian city of Arquà Petrarca, Credit: freemanphoto/Flickr
UMD student Nick Beck's love affair with Italy and the Italian language began with a dream - a literal dream - about being forced into a Fiat, wh...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 09:31
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Jennifer Brady started speaking Spanish as a child in Denver, so she could play with the other kids in her neighborhood. But it laid the foundat...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 09:10
Caption: "Star People" by Ed Two Eagle, Credit: Seven Council Fires Native Art/Facebook
Jim Rock is a little bit starstruck. For one thing, he's an ethnoarcheoastronomer. For another thing, Dakota people believe they come from the...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 06:55
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Lisa Fitzpatrick speaks a lot of languages. And she loves poetry. In fact, she was the one who originally thought of a poetry feature on KUMD, ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 04:38
Caption: "La fenêtre" by Aube Elléouët, 2001, Musée d’Art moderne de Paris, Credit: Paris Musées
Elias Mokole grew up in the United States, but his cultural history is rich and complicated. It includes, as does that of many people, a story of...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 08:29
Caption: Santa Moderna, 1998, Fathi Hassan, acrylic and sand on canvas, Credit: Courtesy of Bencin Art Gallery, Pesaro, Italy
Dr. Ahmed Maamoun was born and raised in Egypt. He is an Assistant Professor of Marketing in UMD's Labovitz School of Business & Economics

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 08:42
Caption: "Invocation," Alejandro Arango, 1988, oil on paper, Credit: Metropolitan Museum of Art/Open Access
(poetry) celebrates the other languages that make up the rich cultural landscape of our Northland, through the medium that communicates it best: ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 04:04