Mending Wall

I teach both middle school and high school group literature classes, and once a month I do a poetry unit with the students.  While some of them are into it, others doubt the relevancy of poetry to their lives.  I tell them that many times, particularly during events of high emotion or great significance, poets can … More Mending Wall

The Power of Comedy

So if you weren’t invited to an Inaugural ball, why not have a ball instead?  Because it look like after VAE is done with its love-in, they are hosting a laugh-in. Atlanta-born 35-year-old Lauren Gunderson is currently the most produced living American playwright.  This award-winning author’s works are known for their wit, intelligence, and heart and … More The Power of Comedy

Spend January 20 With Some Nasty Women in Durham, NC

Do you know about the Nasty Women movement?  It takes its name from Donald Trump’s comment during the third Presidential debate where he called Hillary Clinton “such a nasty woman.”  On November 9, 2016 (the day after the election), New York artist Roxanne Jackson issued a call to action on her Facebook page that said: … More Spend January 20 With Some Nasty Women in Durham, NC