Collective Unrest

 

Work Walk Run

October 24, 2018

Introduction:

I teach English to refugees from Laos, Cambodia, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Congo and Syria. Verb Practice: Work, Walk Run is part of a series of vignettes, prose poems, essays and sketches called “Mysteries of English Class.” They draw from stories by my students, and reflections on the strange and haunting realm of English classrooms filled with people expelled from their countries, or fleeing one form or another of state terror. 

Work Walk Run by Gregg Williard

 

Gregg Williard is a writer, artist and teacher. His work has been published, most recently, in Muse/A, Rathalla Review, Riddled With Arrows, Storgy, X-Ray and Slag Review. He teaches ESL to refugees at the non-profit Literacy Network in Madison, Wisconsin.

Please follow and like us:
error
In category:
Newer Post

The Body Petition

The Body Petition is an ongoing series of digital drawings and paintings that address issues of health, self-esteem and the harassment of plus-sized bodies. Although it seems like society is making strides towards acceptance, in my everyday life/personal experience I…
Read
Older Post

Trump Baby I and II

CHICKEN BOT is an unknown artist who lives in an alternative reality with five taxidermist squirrels, a small bonsai named Steve and a group of potted plants who whisper life’s secrets to her each morning. In real life, Chicken Bot…
Read
Random Post

Witch's Brew

And there it is again--   silky voice of children’s lullabies   she wields in meetings of wits   A New England beauty replete with the grace and poise white privilege breeds   Her blade of honeyed words slices so sharp I…
Read
Random Post

Knight of Arcadia Ch. 2

“Arcadia is humanity’s legacy among the stars, and we are the inheritors of that legacy. Do not be fooled by the rhetoric of the progressive media! They want you to believe that our world should be equally shared by all…
Read
Random Post

Material Madness

As the modern world, this ‘high point’ of our civilisation, slides inextricably towards its own self - constructed demise, it does so, characteristically missing the point. That being, that it is we ourselves, the ordinary people, who have taken each…
Read
Random Post

Approaching San Francisco

Like a handmade model to scale; even lines, finely painted details. There’s a spot on the Bay Bridge where the picturesque city looks not quite real: a postcard or seagull’s low-flying periphery. Any moment, a guy dressed like a giant…
Read