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2014 December TETYC, v42.2

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Creative Writing Special Issue

Level(s): College

ISBN/ISSN: 0098-6291


Teaching English in the Two-Year College
Volume 42, Number 2, December 2014

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Editorial: Introduction to Creative Writing Special Issue
David Starkey

Feature: Pragmatic Impulses: Starting a Creative Writing Program at the Community College
Maria Brandt
Abstract: This article addresses the current nationwide emphasis on job-readiness programs by (1) pointing to the “utility” of studying creative writing and (2) outlining a plan for including engagement strategies in the construction of a two-year creative writing degree.

Feature: Creative Writing at the Two-Year College: Creating Opportunity and Community
Kris Bigalk (New Voice)
Abstract: By growing creative writing courses and programs, community colleges can improve retention while also fostering supportive communities of student and faculty writers.

Cross Talk: Finding Our Tribe: Response to “Creative Writing at the Community College: Creating Opportunity and Community” by Kris Bigalk
Maria Brandt

Cross Talk: Response to “Pragmatic Impulses: Starting a Creative Writing Program at the Community College” by Maria Brandt
Kris Bigalk

Poem: Grading Essays at Angel’s 63 Diner in Ellsworth, WI
Pete Beurskens

Feature: “The Circle Made Whole Is a Story”: A Conversation with Bruce Weigl
Daniel J. Cleary
Abstract: In an interview conducted at his office at Lorain County Community College, 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry finalist Bruce Weigl discusses writing pedagogy, veterans’ issues, and his experiences as a two-year college student and as a professor and poet.

Poems: A Late Corrupted Flash and the Long Term Consequences of the Convoy Leading to Pegasus in the Fallen World
Bruce Weigl

Feature: Diggers in the Garden: The Habits of Mind of Creative Writers in Basic Writing Classrooms
Kristine Rae Anderson, Jeffrey Becker, Mary Cantrell, Phoebe Reeves, and Jill Stukenberg (New Voices)
Abstract: Five two-year-college writer-teachers from different states (California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Wisconsin) present ways that creative writers can make particular contributions to the important and meaningful work of teaching basic skills composition, particularly at institutions of access, and particularly at this time when that work is so crucial.

Feature: The Poetic and the Personal: Toward a Pedagogy of Social Equity in English Language Learning
Patrick Bizzaro and John Baker
Abstract: In this essay, two poets who have taught language learners in the United States and abroad argue for the use of personal writing, preferably poetry from students’ home cultures, as a bridge to writing in academic genres.

Poem: Advice
David James

Feature: Deserting the Narrative Line: Teaching the Braided Form
Jennifer Sinor (New Voice)
Abstract: This essay describes an approach to teaching the braided essay, highlighting the rewards and difficulties.

Poem: Creative Writing Professor as Iron Worker
Scott T. Starbuck

Inquiry: Conducting a Lesson Study Project
Holly Hassel

Abstract: Reviewed are:

Singing School: Learning to Write (and Read) Poetry by Studying with the Masters by Robert Pinsky; reviewed by Rob Wallace

Basic Skills Education in Community Colleges: Inside and Outside of Classrooms by W. Norton Grubb with Robert Gabriner; reviewed by Keith Kroll

Rhetorical Strategies and Genre Conventions in Literary Studies: Teaching and Writing in the Disciplines by Laura Wilder; reviewed by Abigail Montgomery


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