Encore presentation: 1987

Upon discovering that Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ was released on this day 30 years ago, I was going to compile a list of songs from 1987. But that list failed to capture what it was that made that year in music such a significant one for me. Thus, I compile and re-post the entries in my abandoned effort five years ago to recount my life that year through music and mixtapes:  Continue reading

Blackout poem

My first serious attempt at a blackout poem, in which you take a page from a book, magazine, or newspaper, then take a marker and cross out text to strategically reveal the words of the poem you are creating. The book I used was In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson (2011, Crown Publishers). Since I haven’t really done this before, it took me several pages to arrive at something…

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