Spring 2015 Course Descriptions and Reading Lists

In the Spring 2015 semester, I will be teaching ENGL 215: Textual Analysis at Virginia Commonwealth University and CRWR 212: Introduction to Creative Writing at The College of William & Mary. Below I’ve included the course descriptions and required texts for each course followed by a brief explanation of my choices for the classes’ reading […]

Interesting Subject Matter & the Artful/less-ness in Presenting It

Class: Writing Poetry (Virginia Commonwealth University) Genre: Poetry Purpose: To talk about not relying simply on the drama inherent to subject matter or narrative Readings: “Song” by Brigit Pegeen Kelly and student poems Before beginning workshop today, I read aloud Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s poem “Song” to the class as a way to open up the […]