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Making Poetry Cool for School

I fell in love with a lot of poems when I was given the chance to look at them critically with my own eyes, perhaps even to disagree with the teacher or critics’ opinions, and to debate that point in class with my peers. Oxford University Press has a new textbook for grade 10 English…

The Fine Line: Emails from L.A.

“Your friend’s on T.V.” “My friend?” “Your friend whose name I can’t pronounce.” “Ohhh! My FRIEND! Mr. Sitcom Actor!” I squealed, and ran from the kitchen, where hubby and I had been making dinner together, to the living room. It was three years after the Crazy Phone Call, and since that time, not one restraining…

Progress

from the collection, “Leap” She misses perfumed postcards, snail mail letters; conversations in cafés without the words, “hang on, I have to get this call.” She misses eye contact: knowing gazes and flirty glances that overpower the urge to send an SMS or answer the sound of someone somewhere logging into chat. She texts and…