Don’t Call This Guy a Writer. You’ve Been Warned!

Writerland will distort and eventually destroy your style. One day you’ll wake up and realize that you’re only writing for other writers, when you really ought to be writing for intelligent readers. ––– 1. There’s no money in it. Unless you’re really good and/or really lucky, you’re not going to make a living off of your […]

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

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.