Poet, editor, and teacher Jill Khoury interviewed me for Issue 54 of Rogue Agent, a journal of embodied poetry,. You’ll remember Jill from when we discussed the importance of online poetry workshops. I also reviewed her book Suites for the Modern Dancer, and we participated in a dialogue about blindness and writing. So what is … More My interview in Issue 54 of Rogue Agent!
I am excited to introduce you to my friend and colleague, Chris Gabbard. A month ago, Chris published his first book, a memoir called A Life Beyond Reason. After reading the book, I wanted to interview him to hear about his motivations and his writing process. I hope you enjoy this conversation! If you want … More Chris Gabbard discusses his new memoir, A Life Beyond Reason
To celebrate National Poetry Month, I’d like to share this online interview I conducted with Jill Khoury. I was inspired to interview Jill after taking her online poetry workshop, Writing Poems From the Body, at The Poetry Barn. Jill’s course was my first Poetry Barn class, but I have since taken two more, and I’ve found … More Jill Khoury Discusses Her Teaching with Poetry Barn and the Value of Online Poetry Workshops
After a long hiatus, I’m excited to rekindle my Sacred Space series with the thoughtful words of my friend and literary colleague, Sohrab Homi Fracis. Sohrab is a fiction writer currently living in Jacksonville, FL. He is the author of Ticket to Minto: Stories of India and America and the timely new novel Go Home. He has visited my classes several … More Sacred Space Interview: Meditating on the Great Universe
A few weeks ago, I was interviewed by Nancy and Peter Torpey from the Eyes On Success podcast. Eyes on Success interviews blind people from all over the world about their careers, passions, hobbies, and challenges. I had a blast doing my interview! I was excited to discuss teaching, writing, and publishing! My interview was … More My interview with the Eyes On Success podcast!
Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen, age 53, is an associate professor in the Department of English at Bowling Green State University (in Bowling Green, Ohio). She teaches technical linguistics courses for people who wish to teach English to speakers of other languages. She says it’s a marvelous job: “I sort of love it.” She has a scattering … More October Interview: Spark, Startle, Enlighten!
April Ogden, age 45, is a full-time manager with the Florida Department of Education in Northeast Florida. She enjoys reading and traveling. You can learn more about her on her LinkedIn page. How would you describe your vision or blindness? Is it congenital or has it developed recently? I was diagnosed with Glaucoma during December … More October Interview: Faith in a Life After Loss
Jennifer Pearlstein, age 26, is a graduate student in Clinical Psychology at University of California -Berkeley. Outside her professional life, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her dog. She has recently started a blog on issues related to vulnerability and identity. How would you describe your vision or blindness? Is it congenital or … More October Interview: Understanding Begins in Presence
Eric Harvey, age 34, is a Ph.D. candidate at Brandeis University in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. He studies the texts, religions, and cultures of ancient Israel, Syria, and Mesopotamia (what is now Iraq). He is writing his dissertation on a group of biblical Psalms which reused pieces of older texts. He lives with his … More October Interview: Scholar, Teacher, and Guide
Alan Brint, age 19, is a swimmer at Beloit College in Beloit, WI. He loves to read and watch sports. He describes his vision as light perception from Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA). He travels with a white cane. You can find him on Facebook as Alan Brint. What is the most consistent challenge or frustration … More October Interview: Magic, Swimming, and Social Acceptance
Melissa, age 56, is a retired network engineer, educator, and computer programmer from Central Florida. Her passions include photography, dogs, and reading. Today she shares her reverence for the God’s Word and for our words. Do you believe in a God, gods, or other spiritual forces? If so, what name(s) does your spiritual force have? … More Sacred Space Interview: Power in the Word
Welcome to October, and welcome to Blindness Awareness Month! On the Blink is celebrating blindness with a second round of October Interviews. In the coming days, you’ll hear from blind friends and colleagues as they describe their passions, their challenges, and their perspectives on disability. Our first October conversation features Katherine Schneider, Ph.D., a retired … More October Interview: Love, Work, Play, and Pray Like Everybody Else
I am honored to be featured on Hannah Lee Jones’s fabulous poetry blog, Primal School. Her blog is designed as a place to discuss poetry outside the academy, to go back to basics and understand what makes a poem tick. In this interview, she asked me to describe my motivation and process for “A Phenomenology … More Poetry as Activism, The Rhetoric of Empathy, and The Breaking of Beliefs: My interview with Primal School
Kathy, age 59, is a retired radiologic technologist from Jacksonville, FL. She loves reading, cooking, gardening, doing crafts of all kinds, and caring for her family. Today she is speaking with On the Blink about her Catholic faith. Do you believe in a God, gods, or other spiritual forces? If so, what name(s) does your … More Sacred Space Interview: God Is the Beauty in All Things
Welcome to the first of my Sacred Space Interviews! Today, I’m honored to present my conversation with Elaine. Elaine, age 65, is a retired teacher living in Jacksonville, FL. She describes herself as a lifelong learner with a passion for meditation and travel. She speaks in today’s interview about the beliefs and practices of her … More Sacred Space Interview: Live By Doing