Joseph M. Moxley
Despite the rapid growth and popularity of courses and programs in creative writing, pedagogical techniques have not evolved all that much. In fact, perhaps because they studied at Iowa or were trained by graduates of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, most creative writing teachers at the undergraduate and graduate level follow the same studio method that was formally established at the University of Iowa during the 1930s.
Once Congress returned from summer recess, the battle over the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) resumed. Before the recess, representatives in the House had proposed twenty-six different amendments for the NEA's reauthorization. Many of the amendments were designed to restrict the content of art funded by the NEA.
Ruth Stone is the author of six books of poetry: In an Iridescent Time, 1960; Topography and Other Poems, 1971; Unknown Messages, 1973;C heap, 1975; American Milk, 1986; Second-Hand Coat: Poems New and Selected, 1987; The Solution, 1989; Who is the Widow's Muse? forthcoming; and The Yasha Poems, also forthcoming. She teaches at the State University of New York, Binghamton.