Classy talk with JT Stewart | Summer 2014

Posted Tue, 7/01/2014 - 1:49pm by  |  Category:

jt-stewart-web.jpgWhat is the title of your class?
Take-Away Poems

People should take this class if…
they want to see two of their poems transformed from Word documents into typeset designed works of art. The process: working with others in small group  discussions including a practicing published poet and a professional graphic designer. (Emerging poets welcome.)

Can your students connect with you on social media? If so, how?
Facebook & Twitter (forthcoming)

Are any of your works online and available to the public?
See the poem “Black Madonna” about the singer Billie Holiday in the current issue of Raven Chronicles—a journal of art, literature, and the spoken arts.

What’s your teaching philosophy?
Writers need these three companions: a good memory / a good imagination / courage

Faulkner said to “kill your darlings.” Can you remember a specific darling you’ve killed and why?
No killing for me, thank you. Rather, i agree with the great pitcher Satchel Page who has said, “Don’t look back, something may be gaining on you.”  The great Bob Dylan agrees!

What’s your favorite implement to write with? Why?
Cartridge fountain pens with medium tips and two colors: black and green (never red)…

Attach a photo of your writing desk.
As the great Billie Holiday says, “Ain’t no one’s business what I do!”

What are you working on right now? What’s the hardest thing about it?
Currently struggling with a blog post for an online journal for an already published poem about diasporas…

What’s your favorite word in the English vocabulary?
Yes!