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James Rovira · 2W ago

Dear Canadians: What’s Up?

I have about double my usual hits today without having published anything, and apparently, they’re coming from Canada at about a 2-1 ratio, which never happens. So, Canadians, welcome to my ...
James Rovira · 1M ago

A Taxonomy of Feedback…

Originally posted on James Rovira: I had a great time the first week of October workshopping poetry and creative non-fiction with other writers at the St. Augustine Writer’s Conference hoste...
James Rovira · 1M ago

On Being Creative

This is a somewhat modified repost of an entry originally published in September of 2014. I thought I’d revisit and update it because I’m teaching an introduction to creative writing course ...
James Rovira · 1M ago

The Art vs. the Business of Writing

The art of (creative) writing involves drawing on your emotional reserves to create something new. It requires an investment in imagination, emotion, and skill. It asks for the force of effo...
James Rovira · 1M ago

Intuition and Creativity

I’m fortunate enough to be teaching an Introduction to Creative Writing class this semester. Last Thursday was the first day of class. I encouraged my students to pay attention to the people...
James Rovira · 3M ago

Politics, Numbers, and Government

I have two British friends who dwell on the conservative side of the political spectrum. One of them lives here in the States and the other over in the UK. Less than two years ago  my US Bri...
James Rovira · 3M ago

Understanding Vinyl

I need to warn you: I’m from the 70s. Being from the 70s means I was born in the heyday of the vinyl era, saw its decline along with the rise and decline of 8-tracks and cassettes, the rise ...
James Rovira · 5M ago

Understanding Advising

Since we’re close to graduation again, I thought I’d write down a few thoughts about what faculty advising can and should do, and what it cannot do. Faculty advising should. . . Listen to th...
James Rovira · 6M ago

Poem: “The Magical Realist”

"The Magical Realist" Foundling of enchant- ed lands, dweller in starry ways, mythographer. 04-17-2017 Clinton, MSFiled under: American History and Culture, Haiku, Literature, Magical Realis...
James Rovira · 6M ago

Prom Night

Prom Night She'd worked a long time to earn enough money for the dress she wanted. Her softball team was behind her, and her teachers too, who saw that hard work and her bright eyed pride th...