Category: Nonfiction

A Short Commentary on Rebecca Frank’s “Listen Up! A Manifesto” and “Crawfish Chorus”

          I found Frank’s perspective regarding the significance of words in terms of how they sound when spoken aloud to be particularly intriguing. Previously, I analyzed the role of sound and sense in Paige Lewis’s “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm.” As that poem progresses, the spacing …

George Saunders’s Buddhism as Literary Technique

Yesterday George Saunders, an overall deeply compassionate person in addition to a literary giant, came to speak at my school, Davidson College. He said many thoughtful things about kindness, the necessity of art in our current political climate, and humor. While I might return to some of his other compelling points, right now I want …