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Denise Brady on the unusual gift of letterpress

You founded Bradypress in 1988 that has published the work of many poets and writers such as Ted Kooser, Greg Kosmicki, Marilyn Hacker, and others in books, broadsides, and other letterpress, chapbook-length creations. You also co-founded Gibraltar Editions with…

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Sarah Fawn Montgomery on the opportunity to obsess

In her essay “Why We Wear Masks” in Poemeleon, Jeanine Hall Gailey writes, “Slipping on the mask of persona might not afford the anonymity it promises, but it does allow for fascinating glimpses into the process of writing, the…

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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…

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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 practices in the classroom and the importance of…

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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, “(1) the teacher’s praise or approval; (2) enthusiasm…

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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 love for strange poetry. As ex-Marine, chef, poet,…

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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 you and shakes you awake.” She talks about…

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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 the chapbook, poetry sequences and series, and creating…

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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 such challenges? What do such challenges offer to…