The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words


    The Power of Poetry – Sara Henning I’d like to tell you a story about life’s untamable narrative that leaves us transformed. In other words, I’d like to tell … Continue reading

September 8, 2015 · 2 Comments


  “The Power of Poetry” by JENNY DRAI 1. I remember the poem that made me want to be a poet—it was Paul Celan’s “Night Ray” (“Nachtstrahl”) from Poppy and … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

Gabriel Garcia Marquez – Truth and Beauty in Magical Realism

March 6, 1927 – April 17, 2014 For some reason I didn’t read One Hundred Years of Solitude until my sophomore year of college. I was taking a class on … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

‘Twas Written on the Bathroom Stall

  I enjoy writing in odd places: shopping mall benches, downtown parking lots, street corners, and bathroom stalls. These days, my cell phone provides me with quick access to a … Continue reading

October 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Squeezing Out the Best Writing

Picture yourself on a public toilet. You’re in the middle of pushing one out, and all the sudden something hits you – not the dirty water, but rather a thought. … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

QOTD- What’s Your Theme Song?

    I once said in conversation that if you can remember college you didn’t do it right. I immediately hated myself for saying it, not only because of its … Continue reading

July 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Higher Education? -or- Did He Just Compare Teachers to Drug Dealers?

Last week a student approached me with an amazing opportunity.  Her favorite poet, Sarah Kay, was promoting a poetry project that was travelling to schools across America.  Sparked by her … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

QOTD: What the Hell Do We Do Here?

We’ve been at this whole website thing for a little over a week now, and we’ve amassed over 500 followers. That’s incredible. This little thing that started as a classroom … Continue reading

May 5, 2013 · 5 Comments

If You Love Education, You Don’t Need Higher Education.

I don’t remember ever having the choice, or thought process, that I would do anything other than go to college after high school. There were moments where I wondered about … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

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