Question of the Day – Texts on Topical Issues for 106

Here’s a question (from Mike Laser) that might be of interest to people planning their syllabi for 106 in the spring:

“I’d like to add a few recent poems dealing with topical issues to my syllabus for next semester. (Another FYW instructor mentioned “Pulled Over in Short Hills NJ, 8:00 AM” at a seminar last year, and that’s a perfect example.)

I wonder if other instructors can suggest topical poems that have worked well with their FYW students.”

Expanding Mike’s question a bit, does anyone have suggestions for texts (any genre) that deal with contemporary issues, whether they have already taught these or are planning to?

Please comment below.