nettle & honey shortbread for collective mourning (& a writing exercise)

“Our grief–our feelings, as words and actions, images and practices–can open up cracks in the walls of the system. It can also pry open spaces of contestation and reconstruction, intervulnerability and strength, empathy and solidarity. It can discomfort the stories told from above that would have us believe we aren’t human or deserving of life-affirming […]

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Food Is Connected to Everything: A Syllabus for a Self-Guided Food Writing Course

In October-November 2019, I taught a four-week class called “Food Is Connected to Everything: Writing the Culinary Essay” at the UA Poetry Center. One of my goals in teaching this course was to create a free, online curriculum for other people interested in food writing, especially those of us who want to read work by […]

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