Poets at Work

Myself, Jane Hoogestraat, and Karen Craigo comparing poems and giving good advice in preparation for a Poets of Faith special issue for Rattle. I show this, not because I love having my photograph taken (most definitely not!), but to show the scut work of poetry and how even poets with many, many published poems like […]

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Online Workshop Feedback

Even though workshop [This is a post for ENG 203, but others can read along] will look different online, what makes good feedback is pretty much the same as face-to-face. The main difference is that your fellow students will not be able to see you when you give feedback, so the little facial movements or […]

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Thinking about Online Creative Writing Workshop Pedagogy

[ENG 203 students: this is about teaching theory. You will probably be more interested in the entry I wrote specifically for you about workshop etiquette] The traditional writer’s workshop with creative writers placed in a circle of desks, one hopes having read the work in advance with previously-made margin-comments that they refer to during workshop, […]

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Using Moodle for Writer’s Workshop

This is the second semester I’ve used the Workshop module on my Moodle site, and as I get more familiar with it, I like it more and more. I did two things I didn’t try last time, and find that I will do them again. FIrst, I set up a trial feedback prompt in the […]

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