The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

QOTD- Trigger Warnings

  I don’t usually grab questions from the headlines, but last week I read something that made me wonder. It seems that students at a few institutions of higher learning … Continue reading

May 22, 2014 · 2 Comments

QOTD – May 21 – What Makes You Stand?

In class yesterday, after viewing Hieu Nguyen’s “Buffet Etiquette,” a student stood up, and gave a rousing ovation. He felt the words he heard. He understood the context. He found … Continue reading

May 21, 2014 · Leave a comment


I’m going to go ahead and assume you are familiar with some ridiculously popular literature.  If not, go read it. George Martin  spent a few thousand pages creating a despicable … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

QOTD- Where You Runnin’ To?

  Few places make as much sense to me as the forest. Where the pine trees meet the edge of the river is a place I can relate to for … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD – May 16 – Hitting that Figuratively Deeper Home

On Monday my students will venture into the world of poetry. We will be focused mainly in the world of Slam / Performance Poetry. It’s cutting. It tends to hit … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD – Walking without crutches

Last weekend I was in Chicago. When we were looking for something for dinner we obviously asked Siri for help. I mean, what else would you do? After approximately 10 … Continue reading

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD- Choose Your Weapon

George RR Martin writes his books on a DOS machine, and I kind of love that. He says he likes the simplicity of the old word processor, and I understand … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

QOTD – May 13 – Literary Dream Vacation?

I want to go to Paris. I want to know what Baldwin saw. I want to go to Ireland, and walk the path of Ulysses. I want to head back … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD- A Million Stories…

Some people say that opinions are like buttholes. Everybody has one, and they all burn the next day if you have half a dozen craft beers and about fifty hot … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

QOTD – May 8 – Hasn’t the Cigar Burned Down Yet?

  Oh, hey there Fame Whore… I mean, Monica Lewinsky. So, you haven’t burned the dress, but you’re willing to grab the … um… microphone, or laptop, or interview chair, … Continue reading

May 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

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