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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…


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…


Cat Dixon on writing Eva Braun, wife of Hitler

How did you become fascinated with Eva Braun? About 15 years ago I read The Fuhrer’s Bunker by W.D. Snodgrass. This collection contains poems from the point-of-view of every person who was in the bunker during the last days…


the chapbook interview: Michael Henson on class

I’ve just read your lovely, smart Overtime fiction chapbook Timothy Weatherstone and was particularly intrigued with your depictions of class. Ursula K. Le Guin recently gave her acceptance speech for the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters from…