Celebrate the Stemmler/Dennis LGBT& Award

October 19, 2022

With submissions for the Sigma Tau Delta 2023 International Convention being accepted now through Monday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. CDT, take some time to learn about the special Convention Award opportunities available this year…

Why to Submit to Convention: A Cute Boy from Idaho

October 06, 2022

At my first Sigma Tau Delta Convention (Kansas City, MO, 2005) one of my students, Jess, told me, “I met a cute boy from Idaho, and he’s such a good poet.” A moment later, she paused and said quizzically, “That’s a sentence I never expected to say.”…

Participate in Our New Spotlight on Toni Morrison

September 28, 2022

Sigma Tau Delta is putting American novelist Toni Morrison (1931-2019) in the spotlight for the 2022-2023 academic year. Morrison’s career in prose fiction spans nearly fifty years, beginning with the 1970 publication of her first novel (still one of my favorites to teach) The Bluest Eye, set in her hometown of Lorain, OH, on the southern shore of Lake Erie. Published in 1987, Beloved is Morrison’s best-known novel, with its allusion to St. Paul’s letter to the Romans, specifically…