Coming to Poetry, Age 58


In this brief essay, poet Philip Clark shows us how poetry can enter our lives at any point, while at the same time challenging the assumption that success belongs primarily to the young.

The Most Dangerous Word


A run in with a former student who believes schools fail youth.

Tal Fortgang, Privilege and Unintended Ironies


Community College instructor Gint Aras responds to Tal Fortgang’s dismissal of his white privilege.

Boston: A Love Story

photo by charliekwalker

CJ Kaplan reflects on the luck of living in Boston, despite, or maybe because, of the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

Call for Op-Eds From New Editor


Christian Coleman, the Good Men Project’s new Op-Ed editor, tells a little about himself and asks for your input.

“Now, I’m getting my MFA in Poetry and it might be because Tupac made poetry okay.”


This is a comment by Christian Coleman on the post “The Battle For Gay Rights is a Wrestling Match Over Masculine Identity”.

Graphic Tales of Larceny


Matthew Parker’s graphic novel illustrates his personal journey from heroin addiction and petty crime to the Columbia MFA program.