It’s All Connected is now “The Poetry in the Politics, The Politics in the Poetry” on my personal website. The sidebar contains links to my most recent posts. Thanks to everyone who has been coming here to read what I have to say. I hope you will continue to do so over in the new space.
Bhisham Bherwani’s first poetry collection, The Second Night of the Spirit, was published in 2009 by CavanKerry Press. His anthology of modern and contemporary poetry in English (including translations) from India was published in 2012 by Atlanta Review. In addition to his M.F.A. degree from New England College, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees, r […]
I met Mr. Zarif some years ago, when he was Iran’s representative to the United Nations, though I am sure he would not remember me. He gave a presentation with a former and well-respected American diplomat, whose name now escapes me, about the difficulties of building trust between two nations that have distrusted each other […]
“Can we talk about this email that the college sent out to all the students?” one of the men in my technical writing class asked me, staring at the laptop open on his desk. “I’m pretty sure you’d have given it an F if one of us had written it.” I was a couple of […]
Update: Governor Cuomo orders an investigation. According to an article by Benjamin Weiser in today’s New York Times, “Swastikas, Slurs and Torments in Town’s Schools,” that was just one of the antisemitic jokes to which Jewish students in the Pine Bush Central School District were subjected on a regular basis. The article details a host […]
The first time I wrote a book proposal, in the 1990s, I was using a Windows PC, probably a Dell, and pretty much the only software that I had available was Microsoft Word and whichever internet browser I was using at the time, probably Explorer. Keeping everything organized—web pages, research notes, rough drafts of the […]
Nicole Cooley grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and now lives outside of NYC. She is the author of four books of poems, most recently Breach (LSU Press) and Milk Dress (Alice James Books, both published in 2010, and novel. She is currently working on a new collection of poems and a book of non-fiction, My Dollhouse, Myself. She directs the […]
The book I am using as a guide in writing the proposal for my book is the revised and updated edition of Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody Can Write, by Elizabeth Lyon. (I mentioned the working title in my previous post.) In the 1990s, I used the first edition to help me write the book proposal for […]