Thursday, March 30, 2017

Syllabus for the Dark Ahead by Jehanne Dubrow

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March 30, 2017

Syllabus for the Dark Ahead

Jehanne Dubrow

About This Poem


"In a dark time, what is the work of a syllabus? What is the function of a classroom? What does it mean to teach students about the values of close reading and critical thinking?"
—Jehanne Dubrow


Jehanne Dubrow is the author of Dots & Dashes (Southern Illinois University Press, 2017). She teaches at the University of North Texas and lives in Denton, Texas.


Photo credit: Cedric Terrell


Poetry by Dubrow


Dots & Dashes

(Southern Illnois University Press, 2017) 

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