“I am not sure it is mine.”–Notes on Writing in Helen Keller’s THE STORY OF MY LIFE
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“I am not sure it is mine.”–Notes on Writing in Helen Keller’s THE STORY OF MY LIFE

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Almost halfway through Helen Keller’s The Story of my Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies’ Home Journal throughout 1902, is a chapter recalling what Keller labels “the one cloud in my childhood’s bright sky.” Chapter 14 tells the tale of the author’s first adventure in writing–her composition at the age … Continue reading

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Essay: Terrance Hayes Says in Times Like These, Poets Need to Poet–from the South Seattle Emerald

by Brian Bergen-Aurand Throughout the day on Thursday, poet and teacher Terrance Hayes gave a series of talks on the campus of Bellevue College. His topic was “Social Justice for Black Lives,” and he addressed it through a morning presentation before faculty, students, and staff; a later question and answer session moderated by English professors […] … Continue reading