family, Jacob, school

this is when it’s really, really funny to have a son.

On Monday evenings, while I'm at class, Donna faithfully picks Jacob up from school, sorts the inevitable mountain of school paperwork into piles ("keep," "trash," "really cute artwork that Jacob made"), gets him started on homework and dinner, and hangs out with him until I get home at 8ish - just in time to get… Continue reading this is when it’s really, really funny to have a son.

poetry

humbling

As I mentioned previously, I received my chapbooks this past weekend, and I'm really pleased with them. I've been receiving numerous texts and emails from friends and family who received their copies as well, and I've been really flattered by the positive response.This morning I received an email from the mother of a boy who… Continue reading humbling

feminism, gender, glbt, sexuality

at least i’ve maintained a sense of humor.

I'm currently reading an essay for tonight's class which examines the popular images of women in post-war America, and explores the cultural messages those images are meant to convey. The focal images are the lesbian and the prostitute, and the essayist (Donna Penn) use multiple sources (films, textbooks, propaganda and cultural attitudes) to show the… Continue reading at least i’ve maintained a sense of humor.