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[Xmca-l] Re: Kozol's writing place



Robert,
The whole half hour interview is worth a whole lot! Thank you! Things I especially liked: His sharing of the artifacts, his messy method, and , of course,  the place where he writes.( Larry Purss just shared an article on Meade that cites the trascendetalists of 19th Century America, who I associate with the very kind of New England house where Kozol writes.) All of the interview reminded me of Vera John Steiner’s Notebooks of the Mind on the creative process. And the importance of lived experience Who couldn’t love the guy? And they fired him!   
Henry

> On Aug 21, 2015, at 2:19 PM, Robert Lake <boblake@georgiasouthern.edu> wrote:
> 
> Hi Everyone,
> The first 12 minutes of th
> ​e program linked below​
> are worth watching
> ​ because shed light on Kozol's creative process of writing and reveal some
> of the sources of his inspiration to write.
> Langston Hughes sent Kozol an
> autographed
> photo
> ​ of himself​
> 
> ​after​
> 
> ​Kozol​
> was fired
> ​ from his first teaching job​
> for reading one of
> ​Hughes'​
> poems in a high school English class.
> ​
> ​Kozol​
> says reading Rilke, Yeats and Auden are his soul foo
> ​d​ and
> ​ he was also a personal friend of Mister Rogers.* Who knew?​*
> http://www.c-span.org/video/?288596-2/jonathan-kozol-writing-books.
> 
> Robert Lake  Ed.D.
> Associate Professor
> Social Foundations of Education
> Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
> Georgia Southern University
> Secretary/Treasurer-AERA- Paulo Freire Special Interest Group
> P. O. Box 8144
> Phone: (912) 478-0355
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> *He not busy being born is busy dying.*
> Bob Dylan (1964).