Since we have separate ceremonies for undergraduates and MFAs, I ended up delivering it twice: Graduates and honored guests, I’m pleased to welcome you to the 2017 commencement of students in the Writing Program of the University of Pittsburgh. I promise to keep this short, even though it’s intended for two audiences, the writers and […]
The killings of the past week leave me heartsick and sick with rage. Two African-American men shot brutally, needlessly by white police: needlessly because one man was down on the ground with his arms pinned and the other was complying with a police order; brutally because what else do you call it when someone is […]
Betsy Stone’s Pasha can’t read but she knows what she likes. I’m proud to be on her shelf. You can check out her person’s blog here.