Poetry

Solving 'The English Student's Dilemma'?

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“Mom, Dad, I want an M.F.A.”

“That’s nice dear. What about a law degree?”

Scared Straight -- by Poetry?

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It sounds like a joke: "What's worse than prison? A poetry class." But for 25 teens, the sentence for trashing a former Robert Frost home was a mini-course with a Middlebury scholar of the New England icon.

The Teaching Paradox

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Women who teach English and other languages are more satisfied with classroom work than other aspects of their jobs, but report shame over pride in areas other than research, survey finds.

MLA's Middle East Moves

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SAN FRANCISCO -- How political should the Modern Language Association be?

On the Chopping Block

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Middlebury wants to end financial support for New England Review. Supporters of literary magazines say college demands like that could doom vital publications.

Poetry for Community Colleges

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It would hardly be news, at this point, to say that 2009 has been a big year for community colleges.

Long Reads

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To get students more engaged in texts, some professors hold marathon sessions where students read the books out loud.

Tenure Track Poetry

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is a long aqueduct

with no water in it,

a line on a graph

that moves an inch a minute,

a twenty-brick load

sagging in the middle,

on good days, a violin

to play second fiddle,

or a shifting of lines,

a breath of recycled air,

a subtle promotion

from here to there.

David Galef is a professor of English and administrator of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at the University of Mississippi. His latest books are the novel How to Cope with Suburban Stress and the co-edited fiction anthology 20 over 40.

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