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Kudos to Fremd High School for holding its first Write Nite last night as a fund-raiser for their mighty Writers Week program. (Disclaimer: Although I was an organizer for Fremd’s Writers Week for many years, my only involvement in Write … Continue reading
For those of us who lean country, it was kind of a rough weekend as we learned of the almost simultaneous passings of Donna Douglas, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Miller Williams. Blame it all on my roots, but I’m lucky … Continue reading
Yesterday we learned of the passing of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Claudia Emerson. In honor of her memory, I’m posting this piece that was originally published in Illinois English Bulletin in slightly different form but has never appeared online. Late Wife: … Continue reading
Some questions about our Creative Writing class have come my way in the past few days from a few different people. Although I responded to those folks by email, I thought I’d offer this as a blog post too with … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who attended our presentations at NCTE this weekend. If you’re looking for the handouts, scroll down any time! Tony Romano and I were happy to see our friends Jodi Douglas Moeller and Douglas Jameson from Hazelwood West … Continue reading
My friend Marjorie Zilen passed away last week at age 93. Marjorie was an artist and poet and much more to her family and friends. I first knew Marjorie as part of the Barrington Poets Consortium in the mid-1990s, the … Continue reading
Many of my colleagues and I have been fans of Billy Collins for years. When we approached the Steven Barclay Agency in 2000 to see if we could possibly bring him to our school’s Writers Week, we were hopeful but … Continue reading
In honor of my high school friends, here and departed, this is my poem “Summer, 1975.” Thanks to Whetstone for permission to reprint it. Summer, 1975 Grand Funk and Black Sabbath tapes were the soundtrack for the last summer that … Continue reading
Jason Waskey: “Quiet Night” Kind of a lazy man’s blog entry, but this Wallace Stevens poem always comes to mind for me when school lets out for the summer. Maybe it works for you too. The House Was … Continue reading