Christmas with Hopkins

With his emphasis on the embodiment of Christ in his poetry, the priest-poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins has quite a few seasonal poems to choose from. Last year, we looked at one of his darker Christmas poems, but I thought we would be a little more festive this year. The stanza above is from “Ad Matrem Virginem,” … More Christmas with Hopkins

The Hidden Pedagogy

Every day, I work with writers on thinking about their audience. Who do you want to talk to? What do you want them to take away from your writing? How do you want them to feel? Audience awareness is something I think about perhaps too much. But there is one place where I haven’t consciously … More The Hidden Pedagogy