A note about the erasure poem ‘Heart Heal’

An erasure poem is part of a tradition of using pre-existing texts, stripping away some of the words, and revealing a new creation with what remains. The erasure part echoes the kind of blacking out of text used when classified information is made public. A good definition can be found on the Found Poetry Review’sContinue reading “A note about the erasure poem ‘Heart Heal’”

Heart Heal: An erasure poem from Art of the Deal

“Heart Heal” never never never never Instead, I become much tougher #poetsandwritersstandagainsttrump #westandagainstthispresident #writersresist For more information about this protest poem, visit Poets and Writers Stand Against Trump

POETS & WRITERS STAND AGAINST TRUMP 01.20.2017 AT 8PM

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? ? POETS & WRITERS STAND AGAINST TRUMP  : JANUARY 20th, 2017 AT 8PM On Friday, January 20th Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as The President of the United States of America. This will be a very sad day indeed. And as poets and writers everywhere we…

A vision of America: Witnessing divisiveness together

How are college kids approaching this election? Where I work, we’ve had debate watching parties open to the public. The communal experience of watching the debates have been eye-opening for students, who say that they value the ability to share the moment with hundreds of others, to see in real life and in real timeContinue reading “A vision of America: Witnessing divisiveness together”

Book review: Harry Frankfurt’s ‘On B.S.’

The following book review originally appeared in the July 31, 2005, edition of the Albany Times Union. A recent op-ed in The Washington Post by Fareed Zakaria called “The unbearable stench of Trump’s B.S.” references the book in describing the extreme lack of concern for the truth in statements from the Republican presidential candidate. The book,Continue reading “Book review: Harry Frankfurt’s ‘On B.S.’”