Name your five favorite living poets.
This is Professor John Pursley III’s favorite “get to know you” question to ask students at the start of the semester. More often than not, they are unable to answer. He does that to emphasize that creative writing is not simply a historical act to be studied, but rather an ongoing process and living practice. As we get older, we drift away from creative writing to focus more on criticism and analysis. … Continue readingUnlocking Creativity through Practice in ENGL 2020