To celebrate National Poetry Month, Dan invites Elz on to discuss the release of their debut book did I tell You What Happened? a fragmented memoir, living & writing in Oxford, MS, the role writing plays to communicate and navigate Bipolar Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder, why we still have the need for genres, andContinue reading “83. Writing From the Velvet Ditch w/ Up and Coming Writer Elz”
In Episode 58, we talk to Cody Lake about the collaborative power of poetry, web development, and videography, the pressure of commodification, and the surprising inventiveness of Pinterest.
In Episode 55, we talk to Jephtha Prempeh about creating new spaces for marginalized voices, working in community, and forging paths outside of mainstream media outlets.
In Episode 53, we talk to Tim Hernandez about teaching at the University of Texas El Paso in the only bilingual creative writing program in the United States. We also chat about investigative poetics, finding the right shape for a story, and the importance of crossing genres, borders, and other boundaries.
In Episode 52, we talk to Atia Sattar about the power of meditation groups and affinity spaces for people of color, how storytelling and the acknowledgement of our embodied experiences empowers both students and faculty, and the importance of community for creating a humanized academic experience.
In Episode 50, we talk to Daniel Anderson about remixing the classroom experience, teaching composition with audio and visual media, and creating alternative forms of scholarship.
In Episode 48, we talk to Christine Martorana about practicing student-centered pedagogy, teaching zines as rhetorical texts, and utilizing multiple modes and languages in the writing classroom.
In Episode 31, we talk to Ellen Wayland-Smith about her new book. We also talk about teaching students genre and how to incorporate voice and personal experience into academic writing.
In Episode 19, we talk to Meghan P. Nolan about identity fragmentation and embracing our fullest, messiest selves–and empowering our students to do the same.