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That Was The Week That Was: Week Thirteen

In which Emma offers a glimpse of her week, mostly in terms of candy and cute animals. Continue reading

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That Was The Week That Was: Week Eight (And A Bit More)

In which Emma provides little commentary on her AWP experience and a whole lotta pictures which are kinda belated. Continue reading

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The First Day of Christmas: January, 2011

I chose this photograph for January because it’s symbolic, for me, of how much I loved my students at Georgetown College.  In the fall of 2010, I taught my second Creative Nonfiction Workshop at Georgetown.  We wrote a collaborative lyric essay as a class, and, as a gift, I hand-bound small chapbooks of that essay … Continue reading

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“I’ve seen the bridge and the bridge is long / And they built it high and they built it strong”

In which Emma creates and then extends a terrible metaphor but also talks about where she is going, where she has been. Continue reading

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In which Emma makes a last-minute — but hopefully awesome — decision.

NaNoWriMo? Here we go. Continue reading

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Announcing: The Yawp!

In which Emma introduces The Yawp, her labor of love, and asks for your help! Continue reading

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Public Like A Frog: The Public Poetry Project

In which Emma brags about her amazing students. Continue reading

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On Ecopoetics (and the Learning and Teaching Thereof): Part One

In which Emma goes on for quite a while about writing and teaching until she finally gets to her point about ecopoetics/ecocriticism. Continue reading

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A Country as Far Away as Health

In which Emma attempts to form some coherent thoughts about health care and what it could do for the arts. Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.

In which Emma offers a great many links to what she’s reading on the Interwebs. Continue reading