Into the Wild

I’ve spent the last semester encouraging non-readers to enjoy and engage with literature. I find it difficult to explain why reading is important. It’s something to which I’ve always applied inherent value. How does one inspire an interest in reading? It doesn’t necessarily have to be Chaucer or Austen or Eugenides. In fact, most people…

Happy Banned Book Week

Stick it to the man. Read a banned book.Title link goes to the American Library Association’s list of the top 100 banned/challenged books. How many have you read? These are the one’s I’ve covered: Harry Potter, by J.K. Rowling (I read the first one and was bored out of my skull the entire time.) The…

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I fell down and hurt the same rib I cracked two years ago. Ouch! Also: yummy! Classes have started again. Tomorrow: Steal This Poem with Elizabeth Cross. Here are two pieces I wrote in her class last week: From Shakespeare’s ‘Sonnet 30’ (T x S^D) x W/E = P Or, T multiplied by S to…