Thinking, Making, Publishing

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The intellectual work you are doing in this course includes experiencing writing, rewriting, and editing for publication as collaborative processes. All of my professional work as an editor has taught me how important it is to understand that self-directed writing … Read More

From the Fireside to the Open Road

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We watched the first red blaze appear, Heard the sharp crackle, caught the gleam On whitewashed wall and sagging beam, Until the old, rude-furnished room Burst, flower-like, into rosy bloom; —from Snow-Bound, John Greenleaf Whittier   Afoot and light-hearted I take to … Read More

Reasons for Poetry

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William Meredith, from Reasons for Poetry & Reasons for Criticism. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982. The Mexican poet José Emilio Pacheco, in a poem called “Dissertation on Poetic Propriety,” asks for “a new definition. . . a name, some term … Read More