Bookmaking: Crown Binding

This one was a little trickier but very cool. You fold in paper “crowns” that act as clips, thus you can remove and replace the pages that go inside the binding. It’s so cool that I used Gwendolyn Brooks’ “We Real Cool as the text.

Diving Into the Digital Wreck

My students and I are reading and discussing Adrienne Rich’s 1973 book, Diving into the Wreck. This book meant a lot to me when I first read it–my professor even brought audio of Rich reading…on vinyl(!)–and I’m a little disappointed in myself for being away from Rich’s work for so long. Her poetry hits me hard, […]

Trying A New Final Project… Bookmaking

I’ve wanted to move away from essays as a final assignment, and the content of my major poetry course felt perfect for… bookmaking! Below is the assignment I distributed today, and I’m hoping (really, believing) that the students will rise to and above the challenge. Here’s the assignment… *** English 322 Final Project: Option A […]