Megan Volpert is the author of seven books on communication and popular culture, including two Lambda Literary Award finalists. She has been teaching high school English in Atlanta for a decade and was 2014 Teacher of the Year. She edited the American Library Association-honored anthology This Assignment Is so Gay: LGBTIQ Poets on the Art of Teaching. Her newest book is 1976 (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016), which focuses on punk rhetorics of independence during the American Bicentennial. She is currently collaborating with acclaimed performance artist Craig Gingrich-Philbrook on a project about the nature of failure. Volpert spent seven years as a nationally competitive debater, then several more years competing in poetry slams. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. Throughout her writing career, Volpert has been influenced by second-generation New York School poetry and has displayed a strong interest in performance studies. Volpert is a theory junky who cannot resist rock 'n' roll. Her work is consistently argumentative. She drives a scooter that was made in Chic.
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03 Nov 2017
The audiobook puts you in the room where it's happening, where Clinton is facing herself. She is being real, whether any of us likes her or agrees with her or not.
10 Oct 2017
Ian Bogost and Christopher Schaberg, the editors of Object Lessons, have built an incredibly robust template for 21st century pop cultural contemplation.
05 Oct 2017
As a history of her good deeds and right thinking, My Own Words showcases in precise detail how the hard work of equality has been moved forward under Ginsburg’s judicious hand.
05 Oct 2017
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11 Sep 2017
Metaphysical Graffiti is a greatest hits rock/philosophy compilation that showcases the coolest professor around.
02 Aug 2017
Laura Shapiro’s portraits alternate between a female’s sense of rebelliousness and capitulation in the struggle for food sovereignty.
28 Jul 2017
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