The Week in Reading #imwayr 6/29/20

On the blog: Six articles worth sharing I’ll be starting Dream Job #4 this fall In reading: I was listening to Stamped on audio when Covid hit and my commute time/audiobook time decreased to zero. I just managed to finish the last 60 minutes this week. Jason Reynolds’s “remix” is really an amazing achievement, and…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 6/22/20

My reading totals are down this week, but packing was up, and since we have a move scheduled in less than three weeks, that’s probably a good thing! Katherine Bomer’s The Journey Is Everything was a reread for me and welcome prep for thinking about how to incorporate essay more organically and less formulaically in…

The Week in Reading 5/25/20 #imwayr

I can’t recommend “We’ve Been Doing It Your Way Long Enough”: Choosing the Culturally Relevant Classroom highly enough. Written by two elementary teachers and a teacher-educator, this book is grounded in theory and full of invitations to self-reflect and begin or deepen the internal work necessary to become a teacher who is committed to anti-bias,…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 4/27/20

On the blog: We’re down to the last four days of National Poetry Month, and I am counting them down. I have loved my project more than I expected to, but my brain is tired! I wrote some about my process and the differences between writing prose and poetry here, and I shared a few…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 4/20/20

The blog continued to be busy last week as I write a poem every day for National Poetry Month. It’s been a week of forms: nonet, prose poem, elevenie, Pleiades. I also wrote about my new method of choosing books to read based on the color of their cover. Hey, whatever works. In reading: One…

The Week in Reading #imwayr 4/13/20

It’s been a busy week on the blog. My poetry project for National Poetry Month is to write a daily poem alongside Virginia Woolf’s Diary. Some of them are about her, and some of them are about me, and there is one for every day of the month so far. I haven’t revisited her Diaries…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 12/2/19

The back matter of Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale begins with three pages of resources for suicide prevention, domestic violence, self-harm, and animal cruelty. That should give you a window into what you’re getting yourself into with the first volume of DC’s new Catwoman series, written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart.…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/16/19

Oh, that cover! There are a number of cover options for Tanya Huff’s Confederation sci-fi series, and they’re all pretty terrible–though also kind of awesome in that 70s pulp cover way. They look like novels you’d step right past in the supermarket checkout line. Thankfully, I came across the series in a list of recommended…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 9/9/19

On the blog: A quickwrite slice in response to Wislawa Syzmborska’s poem, “Possibilities” In reading: Permanent Rose continues the Casson family saga. This one has plot developments for days, a new character in David, a reformed bully from Indigo’s school, who is the only one to see and help Rose at some key moments when…