Summer is upon us. And with it comes long days reading in the sun. A week ago I spent one said day with Madeline Miller’s newest novel Circe, a retelling of The Odyssey’s witch of Aeaea. The new hardback bent and warped in the heat, and my damp hands made imprints on the pages – puckered them like […]Read more "Mythology in the Modern Age"
I am a teacher. A high school teacher. A high school English teacher. It is rough. And I think about quitting often. But I don’t. I don’t because in the last week I spoke about the symbolism of the moon, hating Shakespeare’s Claudio, cats, Beyonce, Jane Eyre as a feminist text, Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s […]Read more "The International Dylan Thomas Prize"