Teaching Literary Magazines in the Classroom

February 17, 2016 3:15 pm | Tags: , , | No Comments

At AWP 2015, I was one of five panelists discussing literary magazines and how to teach them in a classroom. Along with my colleagues Rebecca Morgan Frank, Rachel May, Jenn Scheck-Kahn, and Christina Thompson, we discussed the various ways that a literary magazine can be integrated into a college classroom. It’s a pretty good discussion that was, if I remember right, held on Saturday afternoon, toward the tail end of the conference when everyone is running out of steam, and yet, the whole thing went well and I had a wonderful time participating.

If you want to skip ahead, I chime in around the 21:30 mark. But you should listen to the whole thing! It’s good and stuff. Enough hype: listen to the podcast in its entirety here.

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Visiting Celtics Town

November 6, 2012 6:06 pm | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

One of my favorite things in the world is basketball. I started playing basketball in seventh grade and it was the only sport I was ever showed any aptitude for, after failed attempts at baseball (which I loved) and soccer (which I didn’t). Like most kids growing up in the 90’s and not living in a NBA city, I followed the Bulls and Michael Jordan and, because I wanted to be fearless like him and he had a knuckleball jumper just like me, Tim Hardaway and the Golden State Warriors. Shortly after I moved to Boston in 2000, I became a fan of the Boston Celtics, a team I’ve been stuck on ever since. (more…)