I Have a Book!

Before I was a blogger, I was a poet. Or I should say before I am a blogger, I am a poet. The first creative thing I ever wrote was a poem, back in fourth grade. In 2005, I started a project: I decided to turn one of my favorite poetry collections of all time–Sylvia […]

Mind Over Matter: On the Killing of Korryn Gaines

One of the most difficult things to teach students, as an instructor of composition, is how to avoid making sweeping generalizations in their writing. Take abortion, for instance. I’ve lost count of how many papers I’ve read with the thesis that “Women shouldn’t be allowed to have abortions because┬áhaving an abortion is┬átaking the easy way […]