Head commended for poem

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On May 3, 2022

Dr. Karen Head, professor of English and technical communication and director of the Center for Arts and Innovation, had her poem “Survivor’s Guilt” commended by the RC Sherriff Trust and the 17th Annual Elmbridge Literary Competition. Additionally, Head’s chapter “Two Experiments in Technologically Mediated Education: 2012 and 2020” was published in the open access book Negotiating the Intersections of Writing and Writing Instruction.

Survivor’s Guilt

Laughing at the neighbor’s

old tabby trying to chase ducks,

I didn’t notice the danger

slip into the water

from the high grass near

the spot, in June, where the doe

delivered her spotted fawn, young

eyes wide-open but legs still shaky.

The snake was half way across,

slicing a furrow in the lake

when I saw it, suddenly

caught a whiff of the fetid air,

and told myself to be still.

I couldn’t see it slither out

or where it might be headed,

though I tried… no, really, I tried.

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