Posts Tagged: teacher

Crybaby College Students and Their Bogus Trophies


I’m a small blue dot living in a blood-red corner of a red state, so I’ve grown accustomed to hearing right wing talking points. I don’t like them, but they surface as regularly in my southwest Florida town as white egrets on the highway and dolphins in the Gulf.



This October Sunday


Here we are again, another one-run game, another last chance. ...more

Dear President-elect Trump


This evening, after returning home from my job as an English instructor in St. Paul, Minnesota, I locked my keys in my car. I believe the reason for this mistake pertained to my haggard and undone emotions.

From my vantage point, your campaign included numerous emotional-appeal techniques. 



Mr. Clarke, the Real Hero of Stranger Things


He’s the teacher who encourages questions beyond the class assessment, who always gets his students to open the “Curiosity Door.” ...more


Rumpus Original Fiction: How to Become a Tiger


Tigers are bigger than my comprehension. That’s what I want. I want to be bigger than I am, so big I can’t even imagine it, so real I can’t ever be misinterpreted. ...more


Bodies in Space: Teaching after Trauma


Turning onto my street and looking south I feel the ground drop beneath me every time—I turn the corner and the sidewalk falls. I feel invisible then, as if I’ve vaporized. ...more

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Rumpus Original Fiction: State Facts for the New Age


“I’m a shock absorber for tragedy,” I say, not really knowing what I mean. “Maybe I should just move to Hawaii. I hear that’s a happy place to live.” ...more

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The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #1: Are We Amused Yet?


Here is something I’ve always believed: Just knowing I am an artist, asserting that identity, is more important than what I produce. It is a victory in itself.



The Rumpus Interview With Brenda Miller


Author Brenda Miller discusses the lyric essay, her "poet self" who always bleeds through, and what she's writing about next. ...more

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Deep Conditioning with Wilson Phillips


“Don’t become a professor,” he said. “I’d rather you become a garbage man. They get paid more and have better benefits.” ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Josie Pickens


Josie Pickens talks about building relationships through blogging, changing the narrative around black women in America, and eradicating silence through storytelling. ...more