Essays

Piles and Piles of Books by Sophie Shaw

September 25, 2020

What I have on the nightstand beside my bed began as a book stack and has now quickly become a book tower. On a plastic storage bin nearby is what you might call a book pile – spread out and …

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Reading and Writing in the Time of COVID by Chris Swensen

September 18, 2020

Perhaps influenced by the sometimes-apocalyptic news it is not always easy to simply settle down to read—never mind writing! But so it goes and there is no rest for the wicked, or worse yet, writers and book worms. As a …

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You’ll Never Escape 2020 with these Books from Decades Past by Michael Springer

September 4, 2020

I’m sharing these books because I think they are very good, and I hope you will pick up at least one of them. That said, I want to acknowledge that the entire list is much heavier fare than what usually …

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Summer Reading: Books by UNCG Faculty and Alumni

June 21, 2019

It’s the first day of summer! This has been a great year so far for Greensboro faculty and alums, so be sure to check out the University Communications reading recommendations among books published in 2019: https://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/summer-reading-books-faculty-alumni/

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Stuart Dischell on the “Greatness of Thomas Lux”

August 28, 2018

Stuart Dischell, poetry faculty at UNC Greensboro, has a new Look2 Essay in the summer issue of Ploughshares. Read his tribute to friend and poet Thomas Lux: https://www.pshares.org/issues/summer-2018/greatness-thomas-lux-look2-essay

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Poet Emilia Phillips on ‘The Poetics of Bewilderment’

December 19, 2017

Emilia Phillips, assistant professor in the UNCG MFA Writing Program, writes about bewilderment in relationship to poetry over at Ploughshares: http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/the-poetics-of-bewilderment/

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