Tonight the Christian County Library is hosting a live poetry mini-workshop and reading in honor of National Poetry Month. Christian County Library Discover your voice through poetry with Missouri Poet Laureate Karen Craigo, and Lanette Cadle. Join their Poetry Workshop to learn and understand this literary art on Zoom, April 15 at 6 p.m. https://zoom.us/j/99329623275 … Continue reading Poetry Reading Tonight
I remember distinctly wishing mightily for more introspective time in January 2020. I had often wished for this, but it was overwhelming this time. Be careful what you wish for. Sometimes you get it. I attended one last face-to-face meeting on my way off-campus Thursday before Spring Break. I wondered if changes were coming, and … Continue reading A Retrospective, In-Progress
I originally wrote this as a note to the graduate teaching assistants in my department who will be getting the one-two punch this falI--they will be teaching Writing II instead of Writing I for the first time and they will be teaching writing online for the first time. You may feel that one of those … Continue reading Note to those teaching writing online as Graduate Teaching Assistants this fall
I know this doesn't sound very exciting, but I am reading some stellar papers from my Gender Issues in Language and Literature class and love the ideas, yet with some papers, mourn that the execution of those ideas are hampered by incorrect or overly-minimal in-text citation. So this is for them and all the other … Continue reading In-Text Citation and Argument
This is an end of semester overview I give my Wiriting I students. They are about to enter the world of independent writing, and there are some common things to keep an eye on as they write for other classes or in the workplace. An end-of semester look at the most common areas students work … Continue reading About Independent Writing
I always do the PAD Challenge, but I don’t always finish. It’s hard to predict what will make me stop. I completed the challenge the year that should have been the hardest, the April my mom had a heart attack and I spent much of that month at her side. I don’t know how I … Continue reading The weight of grading
The challenge for today was a spiritual poem.
The Nature of Baking Baking is science and art. We know that. Recipes now give grams instead of cups and I should be okay with that, but I also know that recipes lie. Aunt Jenny doesn't tell how she used whole milk just like I don't tell that I use coconut milk. I mean to, … Continue reading PAD Day 11
The prompt absolutely did not work for me today, and I don't know why. I'm running out of time to figure it out though, so I went to my iPad and used Adobe Fresco to start an instapoem instead.
The task today is to write an ekphrastic poem. The trick with that is to do one of two extremes. One is to go with something like a photograph that no one knows and let that image frame the poem. The other extreme is to pick a painting that is extremely well known, so much … Continue reading PAD Day 9