Tag: political poetry

  • Writing From the Classroom: Ava Rutter

    Writing From the Classroom: Ava Rutter

    Ava Rutter is a student in my Nonfiction Workshop at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles. She’s a poet, fiction writer and essayist, and has a unique voice in all three genres.   ©2018, Ava Rutter  

  • Poetry and Injustice

    Poetry and Injustice

    This week we pulled over from our regularly-scheduled program of. . .whatever it was I was gonna teach–maybe it was the villanelle form; anyway–we got off track in order to discuss the United States’ president’s decision to end the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). The basics: DACA promised the children of immigrants two…