Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tributes and Tribulations

Grading my students' responses to Sherman Alexie, I am amazed at how personal, how powerful the writing is. Maybe a response to a story allows us to enter the space of describing the people we each "grew up with?" How we didn't see who they were until we are older and realize there is alcoholism? Strength where we thought weakness was? The flip of perception.

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