Andrea Rogers
Andrea Rogers (PhD in English/Poetry, Georgia State University) studies the relationship between contemporary American poetry and music, and is particularly interested in women's confessional poetry and songwriting. Her current project is a manuscript of original poetry which explores confession and its relation to identity and identification. She is also the co-author of a collaborative chapbook of poetry which has been featured on Atlanta's NPR station and shortlisted in three national competitions. Rogers is the recipient of the 2015 Agnes Scott Writers’ Festival Poetry Prize, judged by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith, and two Academy of American Poets awards. She is also active in the Atlanta music scene; she and her band, Night Driving in Small Towns, have been featured by Rolling Stone and NPR. Her classroom focus is on creating and maintaining an effective writing process, and she consistently encourages students to explore the implications of writing as a collaborative act, particularly when it includes the use of digital technology.

Information Overload, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Social Media

The longer I teach, the more aware I become of a growing ideological separation between myself and my students. It’s not that I’m morphing into an out-of-touch, elbow patch-wearing professor (OK, I do have elbow patches), but there is definitely a widening divide, and over time, I’ve come to realize… Continue reading