Personal Foul: Ad Hominem Attack(s) On Higher Ed

Dear Gov. Bevin, My original plan for this morning included spending a few carefully hoarded hours to write something fun and maybe frivolous to satisfy myself as a writer and give myself a little break from my hectic schedule, because I have been working seven days a week (yes – including the long holiday weekend) […]

About Your Mark

I recently read Amy King’s Ancient Sunlight (brought to me by Poem-a-Day) and I have been thinking about her words as well as her motivation for writing the poem: ‘Ancient Sunlight’ is a consideration of the ways in which we attempt to preserve aspects of ourselves via identity, via material existence (hence the physics aspect) […]

The Art and Practice of Flanerie

I am in the midst of preparing my course materials for a writing class I will teach in Scotland next summer through the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad (CCSA). The focus of the class will be the art and practice of flanerie. I believe this is an ideal framework for a group of writers who […]

A Poem A Day

I’ve written before that signing up for the Academy of American Poets Poem-A-Day was one of the best things I could do for myself as someone still working their way to a place where she might be able to call herself a poet (still not there!). The poems themselves are such an eclectic selection of older works and […]

Capture A Moment

I wrote a poem this morning that made me cry (see Saucijsjes) because it reminded me so sharply of my grandmother. I love her dearly and miss her terribly, but she is hardly the sort of person people write poetry about. She was just a home cooking, gardening and installing some Evermore artificial grass, canning, church […]