Language, Race, and Reclamation

Jerry Harp
August 27, 2014
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Aukeem Ballard, a friend and former student who is now a teacher himself, knows well the multiple and multivalent powers of language. His interest in how language works, how it shapes us even as we shape it, motivates much of…

What About Foghat? (Part 2 of 3)

Elizabeth Breese
August 26, 2014
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I wonder what poems, stories and novels you are thinking of now? As I have read and re-read Woolf’s essay, I have gotten up, thinking I’ve remembered where to find a poem on sickness, but I can’t. Or I can,…

What About Foghat? (Part 1 of 3)

Elizabeth Breese
August 25, 2014
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In her essay “On Being Ill” Virginia Woolf ponders (and wanders through) the major themes of literature—jealousy, love, war—and the writers who have taught us how to speak on these subjects. “The merest schoolgirl, when she falls in love, has…

Remarkable Findings

Ida Stewart
August 25, 2014
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I captured this video a few months ago while reading the late Irene McKinney’s last poetry collection, which I blogged about here. I intended to post this video back then, but at the time I found myself unable to say…

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