Monthly Archives: January 2015

Science Poetry

  LESSON PLAN    Elizabeth Gold, a master of combining skills as a writer, editor, producer, and T&W teaching artist, helps students do some combining of their own as poets and scientific researchers.  In this introductory lesson, Gold meets a class in the midst of individual research projects and demonstrates how to creatively organize and…

Interview with Yusef Komunyakaa: The Singing Underneath

INTERVIEW   by Christian McEwen Over the last five years, teaching artist, filmmaker, and poet Christian McEwen has interviewed poets as they came to read at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. This spring, many of these interviews will be published by Bauhan Publishing in Sparks from the Anvil: the Smith College Poetry Interviews. Throughout 2015,…

A Nameless Soul

How can we understand the consciousness, values, and passions of people separated from us by over a century? The passage of time can be a powerful force for alienation, and the motives of the people who shaped our nation’s history can be nearly incomprehensible to a modern sensibility. This mental and emotional distance is especially…

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