Those Who Teach, Can – A Formal Reply to Ryan Boudinot’s Post on Teaching

Earlier today, my FB friends, most of them writers and teachers, had a lively debate over Ryan Boudinot’s post in the Stranger.com: Things I Can Say About MFA Writing Programs Now That I No Longer Teach in One  Since I had the privilege of completing two MFA programs, and also teaching creative writing at the … Continue reading Those Who Teach, Can – A Formal Reply to Ryan Boudinot’s Post on Teaching

Washington Post Acknowledges Value of Writing and Liberal Arts Education

I came across this excellent article on The Washington Post regarding the value of liberal arts education in a STEM-obsessed educational environment: Here are some highlights: Our culture has drawn an artificial line between art and science, one that did not exist for innovators like Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs. Leonardo’s curiosity and passion … Continue reading Washington Post Acknowledges Value of Writing and Liberal Arts Education

An Interview with Jason Ockert on Wraparound South

Check out my interview with Jason Ockert on Wraparound South.  Here is a tantalizing snippet: © 2014 Wraparound South Interview with Jason Ockert Well before his first collection was published, Jason Ockert had already seen his work printed in some of the best literary magazines of our time: Oxford American, McSweeney’s, theIowa Review, and other publications … Continue reading An Interview with Jason Ockert on Wraparound South

An Interview of me with Tina Whittle on Fiction Writers Review

I had intentions to write about the more subtle devastations of war, the effects that are visited on those who stay behind—the children, the wives, and mothers. I had a vague idea that my own life, though so removed from those events, also had been affected by my ancestor’s role in the two wars—and I was right, in more ways than I could anticipate. Continue reading An Interview of me with Tina Whittle on Fiction Writers Review