Women wrote more classics than we learn about in school. Introducing my new project, which celebrates overlooked and unknown female… Read more Chick Lit THIS
Semicolons are like perfume; used correctly and in proper measure, they’re sophisticated and add richness. If you use them incorrectly and… Read more The Stylish Semicolon
I have a lot of regular clients for whom English is not their first language. They have something important to… Read more Writing Effectively When English is Your Second Language
A piece of art, when completed, encapsulates its own reality. As its architect, the artist’s task is to craft it… Read more Does the Artist Matter?
In his two poems, “The Animal Trainer (1)” and “The Animal Trainer (2),” Berryman explores the possible effect of writing… Read more Dualities, Dichotomies and Do-Overs: John Berryman’s “The Animal Trainer”
As readers, we have certain expectations when we read a sentence. The rules of grammar provide a stable foundation for the thoughts, emotions, and information contained within it. While we can use punctuation with a certain level of flexibility, omitting commas for pacing, throwing in a fragment for urgency, line breaks throw a wildcard into the mix.
Poems written in the second person can be complicated for the reader. The “you” to whom the poem is addressed… Read more The Second Person Pronoun in Robert Pinsky: Who is “You”?
It’s Memorial Day weekend, so this WWI journal project has more weight than ever. What else is a journal for… Read more WWI Journal Part 4: The Art of Healing
This week, the scanning is done and I’m typing out the poems and entries. As an editor, I am stifling every instinct to add commas and fix spelling errors. The journal is richly wrought and descriptive, pensive, and clearly comes from an engaged mind. There has also been some progress in the search for his branch of the family tree.
Welcome back to the WWI journal project. The image above is the first scanned page of my great great uncle’s… Read more WWI Diary Project, Part 2: Scanning the Pages, and a Little History