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Gregory Pardlo's raw talent and distinctive voice were evident from the first creative writing workshops he attended at Rutgers-Unversity Camden, his former professor says. Sixteen years after graduating, those skills earned Pardlo one of the highest honors a poet can receive.
First Person I read an article last week in Education Week Teacher entitled "Why I'm Calling It Quits After Six Years as a Teacher," by Rosa Nam. I was moved by the honesty of this teacher and I wanted to offer some encouragement to those who are feeling this way.
Many towns and cities around the world have unseen flows of water which snake underneath concrete streets: 'lost' rivers which have been rerouted into sewers, drains and culverts as urban areas have grown. See, for example, how the London's Lost Rivers project has documented dozens of tributaries of the Thames which now flow largely underground as a subterranean...
This week I had the privilege of sitting in on two meetings that are an outgrowth of the community connections and action plans formed during February's Creative Atlantic City Call to Collaboration. Not surprisingly, the issues raised by our participants in our Atlantic City convening were very similar to those we've heard in our other creative communities such as Trenton.
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