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Cardenal's Prayer for Marilyn Monroe
The Nicaraguan poet Ernesto Cardenal was born on January 20, 1925. He is considered by many critics to be the greatest living Latin American...
Spanish Short Story: A dog named Lucky
The following short story was written by one of my Spanish II students at Midway College. It appears with the English translation below. ...
Spanish Short Stories
At a central Kentucky high school, Spanish 2 students recently competed in a Spanish short story contest. From the 48 entries, a panel of 3 ...
Annie Dillard's Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Annie Dillard (1945-present) studied theology and creative writing at Hollins College, near Roanoke, Virginia. She married her writing teach...
Miguel de Unamuno's Prayer of the Atheist
The existential angst of Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) is evident in his novels, essays and poems. Along with Søren Kierkegaard, he is reg...
Tropical Island Poems
I lived for 2 years on the island of Manila and have fond memories of my experiences there. I hiked through the jungle, climbed volcanic mou...
Oscar Wilde in Florence
Painting of the Annunciation by John Collier Ave Maria Gratia Plena Oscar Wilde Was this His coming! I had hoped to see A scene of...
Francisco's Farm and Wendell Berry's Farm
Each year I reserve the last weekend of June to enjoy Francisco's Farm, a well organized summer crafts fair hosted at Midway College in ...
Response to Sayers’ “Lost Tools of Learning”
Alice C. Linsley I have been fond of Dorothy Sayers’ writing for over twenty years. It was while reading her Lord Peter Whimsey novels ...
8 Ways to Stimulate Creative Writing
Three Minute Writing: Students are given a topic (or title) with the understanding that they only have three minutes in which to write on...
Good Sites for Writers
10 Tips on Landing an Agent at a Writers’ Conference
When I was ready to seek representation, I chose not to approach agents in the usual way—by email query—even though most agents prefer that method. I wan...
Cult of Pedagogy
Can-Do Descriptors: A Free Tool for ESL Differentiation
If your non-English speaking students aren't ready to do the regular class work, what should you have them do instead? This handy tool can help. Continue R...
Poems of the American Revolution
The American Revolution inspired a vast body of literature, much of which attempts to allegorize the fledgling nation's birth and cast its genesis in the l...
Make A Living Writing
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Ed Pacht Reading Poetry
Poet Ed Pacht performing his original poetry at the Exeter Town Hall, New Hampshire
Ed has an inviting manner and expresses himself in a transparent way. He reads his own work and also Chandler Hamby's "Screaming Fire" which was published
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