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Politics and Poetry: John Milton

John Milton lived during the Restoration period (1600-1798), also known as the Age of Enlightenment which occurred just after the Renaissance (1485-1660), in England and was one of the most celebrated poets of the era. It was Milton’s goal to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: Writing for Change

It’s no secret that I have an interest in politics. I also have a passion for writing. These two realms of my personality are not mutually exclusive; indeed, writing and politics often come together – from speeches written to address … Continue reading

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Story Shots: May Day

May means different things to different people. In May, memorial day happens to honor people who have served this country through military service. May is a great time for weddings. May is when the flowers start blooming and the bees … Continue reading

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Politics and Poetry: Early Modern English Poetry

I like to write poetry. I can’t say I’m the best at it, but I’ve been published a few times and I continue to study rhetoric and poetic form as well as continue to try to write and publish the … Continue reading

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Dystopian Fiction: Where’s the Sexism and Racism?

Literature is reflective of the society it is written in. This holds true for Young Adult (YA) novels and other forms of dystopian fiction. Slate recently ran an article asking why dystopian movies avoid sexism and racism. The answer is … Continue reading

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Some Poetry to Inspire Voting

While I am an English major and I adore literature, I am also a political science minor, civically engaged, and a supporter of social justice. Voting is important, especially in mid-term elections. For some reason, people forget that local government … Continue reading

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Is There a Link Between Our Favorite Childhood Books and Our Adult Political Ideals?

Recently, an online magazine called The Conversation ran a piece about how Harry Potter helped shape the political culture of a generation. I thought this claim was interesting, and I thought back to my own favorite childhood book series to … Continue reading

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AWP 2014: Writing for Young Adults and The Author-Editor Relationship

In addition to the panel on unsympathetic characters, I attended several other panels while at AWP 2014. A few of these panels focused on writing Young Adult books, while most of the others dealt with the relationship between an author … Continue reading

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Ode to Congress (A Poem)

This holiday season, fret not over what your congress is doing, for they are making up silly poems about the house rules on gift exchanges. For all those curious about the poetic skills of our national representatives, look no further.

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