Archive | May, 2014


Shine & Break: Lenelle Moise’s HAITI GLASS

Poet and playwright, Lenelle Moise has given us a new collection of poetry, Haiti Glass. This book of poems, from City Lights Books,  shines and glistens. Its language is delicate, intricate, and tender. It challenges and breaks your heart at the same time. One good word to describe this book’s power is “sonic.” These poems were […]

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Loving the Questions in American Literature

I’ve just finished my twenty-fifth year of teaching, which probably deserves its own blog post. But I’ve also just completed my second year teaching American Literature, a body of literature I love. This is what I’ve been thinking about for the last several days — the many ways I’ve learned, in the last two years– […]

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