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Writers Learning with Their Elders

Gaby Bedetti | Eastern Kentucky University Lindsey Danielle Horn | Eastern Kentucky University With the support of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, I spent an academic year learning to write poetry with many older adults, aged sixty-five and over, at the Carnegie Center Author Academy in Lexington, Kentucky. Once examined in my poems, my murky…

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Reflection on a Year of Editing FEN Blog

Lauren Fusilier | University of Louisville Megan Von Bergen | University of Tennessee, Knoxville As of June 2022, both Megan Von Bergen and Lauren Fusilier are stepping down from the editorship of FEN Blog and turning the reins over to a new editorial team. It’s been a privilege to work on getting FEN Blog off…

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The Cycle of Progressive Failure

Considering why something worked and why something else did not provides openings for growth and new opportunity. It is with intentional and consistent reflection that I have come to embrace my own failures as a part of my growth as an instructor and a person…

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Notes on Writing and Desire

Perhaps what I learned most importantly about writing and desire is that I pursued writing that opened up the world and its queerness to me precisely to resist the discursive and material injunctions against my queerness that surrounded me…

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