Hearing Poetry

Although I’ll be the first person to admit that I love nothing more than curling up with a book of poetry, there is something very special about hearing the words on a page come alive through a writer’s voice.  The way in which poets play with language becomes evident upon listening to the manner in… More Hearing Poetry

Suggested reading: picture books for adults! (I mean, graphic novels)

So, it’s spring break and you’re haunted by the pile of required reading that is waiting for you next week. You spend hours watching bad television just to relax your poor, tired brain. But then you start to feel a little guilty—you love reading, after all. It’s just that reading for college classes can often… More Suggested reading: picture books for adults! (I mean, graphic novels)

A Literary Meal

I’ve been noticing a trend in many of the readings for my children’s lit class… there’s A LOT of food. And some of the descriptions are so vivid and detailed that you can almost picture yourself enjoying the cuisine. Ranging from the delightfully decadent (like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s Chocolate River Drink) to the… More A Literary Meal