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The White Presence in Jesmyn Ward’s “Salvage the Bones”

After attending the 2016 College Language Association (CLA) conference, I finally read Jesmyn Ward’s Salvage the Bones (2011). Ward provided the keynote speech at the conference’s awards banquet, and upon hearing her, I knew that I had to reach onto my shelf, pull down Esch’s story, and read it. The novel, of course, contains numerous items that warrant exploration and discussion. At CLA, I … Read More The White Presence in Jesmyn Ward’s “Salvage the Bones”

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“No Dad”: A Short Story and Interview

In April, my 9-year-old daughter entered her first writing contest. She did not win, but I was, of course, proud of her none the less. Even though she did not win for her story, I wanted to share it with you because I was extremely impressed with the different stylistic elements she chose to employ. For example, she presented the thoughts of her characters … Read More “No Dad”: A Short Story and Interview