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How Does Poetry Matter?

“Poetry is aloud or it is nothing,” renown poet C.K. Williams declares with the perceptive precision of a poet.   Williams is thrilled to return for the fourth time to the Dodge Poetry Festival in Newark, NJ where, for four … Continue reading

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Stitched into the Day: Remembering September 11, 2001

When I reach back in memory to September 11, 2001, my attention first stops 2 days later on September 13, 2001. On that day, I buried my father, Harry Wise Brittingham, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. It was an … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Kitchen Passports Trinidad and Tobago:
Welcome to Kitchen Passports: Trinidad and Tobago, the blog about the developing cookbook of the same name. To learn more about our project, visit our project page on Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1331611087/kitchen-passports-trinidad-and-tobago-childrens-co Please consider…

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Originally posted on The Two Boys Club:
Rumor has it that after feeding her three very fussy children, my grandmother found me to be a delight: I ate pretty much everything that was presented to me (especially meat and potatoes,…

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Social Activism: A New Hallmark of Mother’s Day?

I haven’t written here for a while. I’ve wanted to, but I’ve been writing off and on in other places. I started blogging at the Huffington Post, for instance, and am still trying to get into a good writing rhythm … Continue reading

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Where Will Trenton Read?

Recently, I was watching The Price of the Ticket with my high school students. This documentary chronicles the life of James Baldwin and his journey from growing up in poverty in 1920s and 1930s Harlem to becoming one of the … Continue reading

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Day 40: Out of Time

40 days ago, I set out to write 40 posts. I wanted to jump start my writing practice, and I thought that if I gave myself a neat container in which I could put my writing — a blog with … Continue reading

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