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Tag Archives: claudia emerson
The other day Shenandoah‘s editor, the great R.T. Smith (Rod), reached out to me about preparations for the Spring issue. It struck me then that we have been doing this since the Spring of 2011. Oh how six years flies by. … Continue reading
5 Years of Shenandoah Online
One of the projects I started working on more than five years ago was bringing the Shenandoah Literary Magazine online. I got the gig thanks to the late and very great Claudia Emerson, who I had been working with on a literary journals class … Continue reading
In Memory of a Poet
It’s a sad day. I got the news earlier today that one of the very best people I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with has died. I knew Claudia Emerson as a brilliant teacher both inside and outside the … Continue reading
Claudia Emerson on the “poetics of preservation”
We had our first DTLT Today episode (#33!) that actually featured a UMW faculty, and we were fortunate to get none other than Claudia Emerson, who is not only an amazing poet, but also as cool as they come. She … Continue reading
Young Gun for Hire: A DTLT Graduate
In less than a week’s time Serena Epstein will be graduating from UMW, and will therefore no longer be working for the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies. And even though we fight like cats and dogs, it pains me … Continue reading
Disco! UMW’s Bullet now on UMW Blogs
You can’t keep the best damn educational blogging platform from Timbuktu to Portland Maine (or Portland Oregon, for that matter) down, and here’s the proof: UMW’s student-run newspaper The Bullet is now running it’s web-based version on UMW Blogs! (Notice … Continue reading
Looking for some poetry recommendations?
Check out the reviews and recommendations from Claudia Emerson’s Creative Writing class. Featuring everything from Yusef Komunyakaa’s Neon Vernacular to Edwin Arnold’s Fear of Death and Other Poems to Nikki Giovanni’s Love Poems. And we can’t forget The Outlaw Bible … Continue reading
Publishing: This Time it’s Personal!
Image photoshopped by Serena Epstein. The NMC’s 2009 Horizon Report lists “The Personal Web” as one of the developing trends for educational institutions over the next 2 to 3 years. They define it as follows: Part of a trend that … Continue reading
Claudia Emerson: Poet Laureate of Virginia
It’s been hectic on the Mary Washington campus these last few days, and in all the hustle and bustle of classes starting up a pretty honor for one of our faculty was announced. Professor Claudia Emerson was named the poet … Continue reading