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From Correction to Conversation

Editing as relation

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MELUS 2022: On Dipping a Toe Back in the Big, Bad World

You’d expect planning an academic conference to be a lot of work. Four years of work, however? Less likely.

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The Power of the Text

On craft-consciousness and how values work in texts

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When the Bird Gets the Berry: Celebrating Amy Crider

“Know how to use the criticism you get. Neither agree too quickly nor reject it. Just use it in the best way possible.”

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When Publishing is Sacred Stewardship

On editing the magical Naira Kuzmich

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There is More to Know Than Ice Cream

What happens when editing itself needs to be revised?

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Crafting Creativity

One of My Good Son’s intuitive yet essential themes

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On Choosing Love

Alex Myers’ Guide to Supporting Transgender Youth in Schools & Beyond

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Channeling

By Chelsey Shannon, editor After months of staying away from UNO’s campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I recently had the opportunity to do an on-campus shoot for the Press’s upcoming virtual event, “What Langston Did.” We engaged videographer Weenta Girmay to capture an in-person (outdoor, socially distanced) interview between myself and Kalamu ya Salaam.  […]

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The Sweet Flypaper of Life

“The old folks used to say, when you enter a room, speak to the people who are already there…” – Kalamu ya Salaam, Cosmic Deputy: Poetry & Context, 1968-2019 By Chelsey Shannon, editor Whenever his name comes up, Kalamu ya Salaam regularly claims Langston Hughes as his patron saint of writing. From a young age, […]