November 27, 2017

American Sonnets (Part IV: As American As…)

By Dora Malech

[Continued from “Hayes’s American Sonnets (Part III: Hayes and The Confidence of Influence”] When I first decided to write about Terrance Hayes’s new “American Sonnet for My Past and Future […]

June 18, 2015

Teach This (Part II)

By Dora Malech

Yesterday afternoon, I hit “Publish” on a blog post reflecting on widely anthologized and widely taught poems. My intention was not to criticize those poems (there are many good reasons […]

June 17, 2015

Teach This, Not That!

By Dora Malech

I don’t mean that, of course. Whatever “this” and “that” are, I probably believe in teaching both of them. (This post’s title is really just a silly tongue-firmly-in-cheek reference to a […]