Every once in a while
it all comes together. As a teacher, I live for this. I almost never see it, but today it’s here: the perfect storm. For weeks my students have been debating at length the all-too-fuzzy distinction between public and private space. We’ve looked at a variety of issues: homelessness, parks, graffiti, universities, you name it. As part of this debate, we’ve been looking at the...
Recently I attended the annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association. It was my first visit to SAMLA, a special session on poetry, and I hope to return. I was very happy to see, among others, regular sessions on SAMLA poets, Appalachian studies, and pedagogy. Of particular interest: a presentation by Paul T. Corrigan of Southeastern University who seems to be doing admirable...