March 9, 2016

Poetry and Community: Events and Evidence

By Dora Malech

When we consider what enables a poem to endure, it’s easy to side with immediate fatalism and shoulder-shrugging, or opt for broad-brushed faith in long-term aesthetic exceptionalism and artistic meritocracy, without really considering the everyday […]

March 2, 2016

Different (Broad)sides

By Dora Malech

A “broadside” is, quite simply, a sheet of paper printed on a single side. Once also called a “broadsheet,” these could be typed up and posted as notices or advertising. Even early […]

February 2, 2016

“And since I’m the one writing it . . .”

By Dora Malech

After Saturday’s orientation, Monday evening was the first official joint meeting of Writers in Baltimore Schools high school students and Johns Hopkins University undergrads collaborating on the  Community-Based Learning course “Poetry & […]

January 31, 2016

Crossing That Line

By Dora Malech

Yesterday afternoon was a day I’d been anticipating for almost a year — the high school students’ orientation for the joint Writers in Baltimore Schools and Johns Hopkins University Writing […]