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    Tyler Robert Sheldon on the absolutely necessary theme

    In a recent interview Annie Dillard discusses some of her early reading practices. She says, “Whatever everyone read, I avoided. How else have an original voice?” (38). Talk about your reading practices in your teens and early twenties, what you were drawn to, what you avoided, and how might that have shaped your voice. That really is an excellent interview! I note that Dillard also repudiates her interviewer, Michael Collins, for favoring big cities as writing venues—something like, “Again with…

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    Wendy Oleson: The chapbook form beckons

    In Robert Talbert’s blog post on The Higher Chronicle “The Social Element of learning about effective teaching strategies,” he discusses the effectiveness of one-on-one interactions with those who use effective teaching…

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    DeMisty D. Bellinger on the melody of the line

    In her article, “‘Warming’ the Climate for Learning” Sandra Allen discusses the importance of the positive interactions between instructors and students. She explores three key areas to “warm” the learning climate,…

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    Geoffrey Gatza on Focused Smallness

    In a feature in Art Voice you talk about the “kooky energy” of being creative and the ways poets see the world a little differently. You also mention elsewhere a strong…

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    Todd Robinson on poesy

    In the February 2016 issue of The Writer’s Chronicle, in her essay “How to Give a Killer Reading” Christine Vines discusses great readings, such as a reading that “grabs hold of…

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    Rachel Trousdale on laughter and revelation

    You teach a wide variety of courses in poetry—lyric poetry, poetry writing, modern poetry, romantic poetry, 19th Century British poetry, and poetry workshops. When you teach, what do you teach about…

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    Amanda Butler on writing challenges

    Many writers and poets participate in NaPoWriMo, NaNoWriMo, NaHaiWriMo, and other 30 day challenges. Were any of the poems in your first chapbook Tableau Vivant (Dancing Girl Press, 2015) inspired by…

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    Steve Langan on waiting for poems

    You’re the author of the chapbook Notes on Exile (Backwaters Press, 2005), winner of the 2004 Weldon Kees Award, as well as the books Freezing (New Issues, 2001) and Meet me…