I had no idea how this would turn out, but in the end it was really cool! A lot of potential for poetry presentation in this one.
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.
Sometime early last year, I had an idea for a project related to the Green Bay Packers. I work at UW-Green Bay and the Packers are pretty much what people know about our city. When considering the meetings, the planning, and the brainstorming that led up to the project, I’d say that 90% of the […]
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, […]
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 […]
This, from Adrienne Rich, is how I began the day. I tried to modify “day” with “teaching,” which became “learning,” which then walked back home to “day”: Apartheid of the imagination becomes a blockage in the throat of poetry. It is an artistic problem, a fault line in the tradition; it derives from a devastating social […]
Just another bookmaking post…
For a Sunday bookmaking adventure, I tried this small-room book, which is much cooler when you have something to set inside of the room… hence the twist card. In honor of some of Wisconsin’s numbing legislators, this is titled: “The Ancient Running Habits of Whatever”
I woke up this morning and decided to try and make a new kind of book (I’m relatively new to bookmaking). I’ve been using my daughter’s weekly spelling words to make these books, for no other reason that it preserves the words and makes going over them more fun. In flipping through the relatively easy options, […]