Jeffrey Fallis
Jeff Fallis specalizes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century American and British literature and poetics. His poems and nonfiction have appeared in publications such as The Oxford American, The Iowa Review, Paste Magazine, and Unsplendid, as well as the anthologies Blues Poems and The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing. He is a second-year Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech. The pedagogical interests explored in this article were supported by a Poetry@Tech Pedagogy Grant.

How Poetry Saved My Pedagogy

Most of my students did not like poetry. I don’t remember what prompted the realization—probably something banal like analyzing a poem by Dickinson, Keats, or Frost—but I remember the crushing sensation of disappointment and dismay, even despair, that settled over me. Many of them actively disliked it, a few of… Continue reading

The Doubleplusgoodspeak of Newspeak: Poetry and Orwell’s 1984

Two days after President Trump’s inauguration, on January 22, 2017, the newly-minted Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press with Chuck Todd. She discussed White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s first press briefing the night before, in which he claimed, despite the existence of much… Continue reading