Calvin and Hobbes, On Writing

The Examiner Examines … Me (On Writing about Education) [Why We Write]

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Recently, Wendy Coakley-Thompson interviewed me for the Washington, DC Publishing Industry Examiner about education, writing, and how my passions intersect: 2. In what ways do both poetry and education writings satisfy your need for creative self-expression? Poetry satisfies my more creative urges, where I get to play with the more ethereal, the emotional, the wedges where I don’t have to …

Jose VilsonThe Examiner Examines … Me (On Writing about Education) [Why We Write]
Luis Rodriguez

Arizona Bars Children From Learning About Themselves (The Librotraficante) [Why We Write Series]

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What Luis Rodriguez makes evident in the following excerpt from the preface of Always Running is our responsibility to speak to the injustices of the world from the lens of a common struggle. Check: Criminality in this country is a class issue. Many of those warehoused in overcrowded prisons can be properly called “criminals of want,” those who’ve been deprived …

Jose VilsonArizona Bars Children From Learning About Themselves (The Librotraficante) [Why We Write Series]