October 26, 2016

Poetry and Leadership: Part II

By Dora Malech

Continued from “Poetry and Leadership: Part I.” In thinking about reading and writing poetry as part of a practice of engagement, there are a few poems that have become touchstone […]

June 1, 2016

First Person Plural: Part I

By Dora Malech

I keep returning to the first person plural: we—what burdens, questions, complications, and opportunities come from a sense of collective self in poetry (and elsewhere). Even the most introductory sociology or […]

September 30, 2015

Imagining America

By Dora Malech

This weekend–starting tomorrow–I’ll be attending my first Imagining America conference. When I left Iowa City and my position as the director of the Iowa Youth Writing Project, I felt confident that new […]