Brathwaite, Picasso, Nichols, and Maar Step Into a Writing Class

From 2013, when I had the pleasure of teaching English Composition at The College of New Rochelle. Last week, I shared this (regarding Brathwaite), with my students: I got that from the amazing Robert Antoni. In the context of the class I'm teaching, it's important to present the modern formal structures of essay clearly, and … Continue reading Brathwaite, Picasso, Nichols, and Maar Step Into a Writing Class

Book Covers Designed to Trick Men Into Reading Classics (Scroll Down for Images)

I was reading an interesting post on Bookish Us about an article at The Guardian on tricking men into reading more books.  The Guardian post links to another Guardian post in which Ian McEwan says the novel will die when women stop reading. The degree to which this project scares or saddens you depends, I … Continue reading Book Covers Designed to Trick Men Into Reading Classics (Scroll Down for Images)

So We Had a Wake; Vernacular with Robert Antoni

Curating these older posts now (November of 2018), I can't believe it's been almost nine years since the first night of a fiction seminar with Robert Antoni that was among the most influential and important sustained experiences of my life. I never  got around to writing very much for Bkish, partly because I rather quickly … Continue reading So We Had a Wake; Vernacular with Robert Antoni