Confessions of a Creative Writing Teacher

‘Poe Returning to Boston’  © Stefanie Rocknak ‘Poe Returning to Boston’ © Stefanie Rocknak

First off, let me just thank each and every one of you for such a positive and enthusiastic response to my post on ‘Top Ten Writing Mistakes.’ For a new blog the response was overwhelming – I think more people read this than all of my academic publications combined. It just goes to show what you can achieve if you distil your life’s work into ten bullet points. Point Number Nine (‘Bad Sex’) seemed to have touched a nerve, and I have more to say on the subject, but not today…

Instead I’d just like to offer a tip o’ the hat to Professor Stefanie Rocknak (not that she needs my approval) for her amazing sculpture of Edgar Allan Poe, which was unveiled at Poe Square in Boston on Sunday, October 5. ‘Poe Returning to Boston’ was funded by the Edgar Allan…

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