Tag Archives: Joyce Carol Oates

Can Poetry Stop This Man?

Poetry may not have been able to stop Donald Trump, but it has its ways of mounting resistance. Poems by Tennyson, Auden, and Yeats explain how.

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Literature Fills Your Life with Color

Having literature always playing in the back of your mind causes the world to pulsate with meaning.

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Raised in Foster Care, Saved by Oates

Joyce Carol Oates’ Wonderland Quartet provided a lifeline for this woman who grew up in foster care.

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“Alice” Shaped Joyce Carol Oates

“Alice in Wonderland” is the book that changed the life of Joyce Carol Oates.

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A Champ on the Field, a Thug Elsewhere

Sports Saturday Although it is a downer on the eve of Super Bowl Sunday, I can’t help but think of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger through the lens of Joyce Carol Oates’ terrifying short story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” This is one reason I will be not be rooting for the […]

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