I’ve been working with artist, photographer, and documentary filmmaker Lee Fearnside on an illustrated collection of poems titled The Fantastic Bestiary. During the writing process for this collection, I came up with the idea of an abbreviated sestina form that would usually take the approximate shape of an hourglass if centered on the page. ThoseContinue reading “A New Poetic Form: The Hourglass Sestina”
Category Archives: Creative Writing
Aria Ligi’s Hymn to Equity
My endorsement video for Aria Ligi‘s new collection of poems Hymn to Equity, a poetic response and tribute to the poetry of William Wordsworth.
New Site Redesign
I’ve changed the title of this website to “The Philosophy of Contemporary Song” to better reflect site content over the next year. With a new title comes a new look. I’ll be blogging more soon about my latest book, Women in Rock, Women in Romanticism, then about Bob Dylan’s The Philosophy of Modern Song andContinue reading “New Site Redesign”
How to be a Great Writer
How to be a writer. Not just a writer; a great writer. Two easy steps. Sit on your butt. Write. Beverages and music allowed. That means you don’t dodishescheckemailmakecallsbalancethecheckbookpaybillsdochoreswatchtv or blog. I’m writing this waiting for the tea to boil, so I’m claiming the beverage exception. Don’t tell me how busy you are. It impliesContinue reading “How to be a Great Writer”
Reflections on 20 Years of College Teaching
least for students, as it should be, but still the real world.