Daily Archives: August 22, 2014

Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise”

Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis…

I Am New York

by Nora Brooklyn I am the East River, rushing brown and thick. I am the roundabout in front of Prospect Park, the dark wood paneling of old libraries. I am the deserted weeknight street, lit by distant shouts and midnight smokes. I am the trees, the trees and trees and trees, in Central Park, on…

Using the Lune to Jump-Start the Essay

FROM THE ARCHIVE This article originally appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of Teachers & Writers Magazine (Volume 43 Number 3). A Net for Words Using the Lune to Jump-Start the Essay by MELANIE MARIA GOODREAUX New York hustle 2000 word article faces me magic trick proof Bite-sized word banks Build poems, essays, stories, various…

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