It's been my great privilege this month to work with Amy Sack, a senior at St. Olaf College, who has been serving as a student intern at Northfield.org during the college's January interim. Amy has researched and written three excellent stories for Northfield.org, and will be contributing one more story before she has to return to her classes at St. Olaf. I've served as editor and publisher, editing and proofreading her stories, then formatting them for the website and publishing them. Amy has produced a set of outstanding stories. She's a careful researcher, she checks and double checks her facts, and she tells a good story.
Amy's first story was an interview with Mary Rossing, Northfield's new mayor. Her second story was about the programs offered by the Northfield Public Library, and the impact of the declining economy on those programs. Her third story, which I published last night, is on the Northfield-based organization War Kids Relief, which matches up American kids with Iraqi pen pals to foster international understanding. Even if you've come to this blog from outside the Northfield area, I encourage you to read it.
My poem " Phrasebook " has been published online in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters .
The frontispiece from Countee Cullen's The Black Christ and Other Poems (1929). Illustration by Charles Cullen. Click to enlarge. On...
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