Writing in a Time of Pandemic

Fraught

One more poem, from several years ago. Fraught In two hours outside today, three strangers wished me a happy mother’s day; I thanked them, casually enough. I am actually a mother this year, and for the past seven, though not for many grey and grieving years before. They could not know my situation, but I …

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Goodreads giveaway ends today! Win a hardcover copy of Feast!

Two quick but urgent cookbook notes: 1) our current GoodReads giveaway ends today! If you’re in America / Canada, you could win one of 5 hardcover copies — enter for free here: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51332647-a-feast-of-serendib¬†(please spread the word, if you’re so inclined!) 2) my publisher,¬†Mascot Books, just sent me a note saying that Amazon is prioritizing medical …

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Going remote, and meeting online

For the record, I suspect a TON of faculty are probably feeling a lot of shock, inadequacy, tech fear, and performance anxiety right now, along with all the rest of the coronavirus stress of the general populace. I know basically what I need to do to teach a couple remote classes, and I’ve been bizarrely …

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