Author Archives: Nicole Plyler Fisk

Safety Pins As Both Hope And Resistance

  by NICOLE PLYLER FISK Since Donald Trump was declared President-elect of the United States in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, I’ve wandered around like Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games series, which I’m currently teaching at a state university — … Continue reading

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With The Advent Of Social Media, Hating-On-The-Poor Posts Have Become A Genre

By Nicole Plyler Fisk I have lots of important things to write about (Syria, gun control, etc.), and I do write about them — often. But then my groove is interrupted, and I have to stop, because people from my … Continue reading

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In Which I Invite Gary Johnson To A Party

By Nicole Plyler Fisk Today on Morning Joe, Libertarian party candidate Gary Johnson asked, “What is Aleppo?” in a truly cringe-worthy video. For those of us closely following news from Syria, Aleppo is not only the war’s fiercest battleground but also has become synonymous … Continue reading

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The Cats of Aleppo … and Their Keeper

by Nicole Plyler Fisk If there’s one thing I’ve learned from teaching Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series to freshman composition students, it’s that — despite what presidential candidate Donald Trump would have us believe — we should not wax poetic over bombing anything. … Continue reading

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Flowers For Socrates, From Aleppo

by Nicole Plyler Fisk I’m honored to be a contributing writer to this blog (thanks, Chuck, for the invite). For my first piece, I thought that something with flowers would be appropriate, so I’m adapting a diary I posted, originally, … Continue reading

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