Monthly Archive: November, 2021

Sculpted Words


Six stanzas and an envoi. The dizzying pattern that set my path straight. I first came across the sestina in an Intro to Poetry class at Black Hawk College. The assignment read as… Continue reading

Professor Barb Lawhorn & Alum Connor Sullivan Lead Literacy Project


For eight years, Western Illinois University Associate Professor of English Barbara Lawhorn has shared the love of literacy and WIU with area school children, with her English 100 students writing letters of inspiration… Continue reading

My Life in Four Books: Katya Kozhukhova


1) What book was most important to you in high school? Why?  The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco. I don’t know where I got the idea that this book was forbidden;… Continue reading