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visiting professor who isn’t
letting her disability slow
down. She just published her letting her disability slow
down. She just published her
first poetry book. down. She just published her
first poetry book.
>>It’s a book of poetry. first poetry book.
>>It’s a book of poetry.
It’s a short collections cover>>It’s a book of poetry.
It’s a short collections cover
Capitol. So it’s about 35 poems It’s a short collections cover
Capitol. So it’s about 35 poems
but Catholics are small. Capitol. So it’s about 35 poems
but Catholics are small.
It’s kind of with a concept but Catholics are small.
It’s kind of with a concept
album a lot of people have said It’s kind of with a concept
album a lot of people have said
that a similar way to talk album a lot of people have said
that a similar way to talk
about it and they have a very that a similar way to talk
about it and they have a very
short shelf life so they about it and they have a very
short shelf life so they
generally go through one front short shelf life so they
generally go through one front
line and they’re done. generally go through one front
line and they’re done.
>>That is in Lee Michael line and they’re done.
>>That is in Lee Michael
visiting professor at UNF who>>That is in Lee Michael
visiting professor at UNF who
has published her first book visiting professor at UNF who
has published her first book
she mentioned it’s a chatbot has published her first book
she mentioned it’s a chatbot
and it focuses on a lot of she mentioned it’s a chatbot
and it focuses on a lot of
homes that family. and it focuses on a lot of
homes that family.
Holmes the dog because you know homes that family.
Holmes the dog because you know
he’s with me all the time. Holmes the dog because you know
he’s with me all the time.
Homes that music. I’m just a he’s with me all the time.
Homes that music. I’m just a
variety Homes that music. I’m just a
variety
of topics. Emily has been variety
of topics. Emily has been
publishing for 6 or so years of topics. Emily has been
publishing for 6 or so years
with the goal of showcasing her publishing for 6 or so years
with the goal of showcasing her
work in a chat. with the goal of showcasing her
work in a chat.
>>Many both go that route work in a chat.
>>Many both go that route
as they hoped to publish a>>Many both go that route
as they hoped to publish a
longer version after that as they hoped to publish a
longer version after that
initial teaser. The process is longer version after that
initial teaser. The process is
caught or a lot a lot of this initial teaser. The process is
caught or a lot a lot of this
has been how do I caught or a lot a lot of this
has been how do I
market poetry to people who has been how do I
market poetry to people who
don’t really read poetry. market poetry to people who
don’t really read poetry.
>>And it’s not because they’re don’t really read poetry.
>>And it’s not because they’re
bad people it’s just because>>And it’s not because they’re
bad people it’s just because
poetry people think it’s the bad people it’s just because
poetry people think it’s the
boutique thing that’s really poetry people think it’s the
boutique thing that’s really
not no it is for everybody and my poems are pretty accessible my poems are pretty accessible
they’re not super intellectual. Somebody who doesn’t think they Somebody who doesn’t think they
like post here doesn’t think Somebody who doesn’t think they
like post here doesn’t think
they want to read it they might like post here doesn’t think
they want to read it they might
actually enjoy it because it’s they want to read it they might
actually enjoy it because it’s
not poetry that makes you feel actually enjoy it because it’s
not poetry that makes you feel
stupid. not poetry that makes you feel
stupid.
>>Making her poetry accessible stupid.
>>Making her poetry accessible
has spurred other conversations>>Making her poetry accessible
has spurred other conversations
about her blind eye low vision has spurred other conversations
about her blind eye low vision
from birth. And I call myself a about her blind eye low vision
from birth. And I call myself a
blind pilot deliberately. from birth. And I call myself a
blind pilot deliberately.
If I say I’m a poet with low blind pilot deliberately.
If I say I’m a poet with low
vision first great but also If I say I’m a poet with low
vision first great but also
then people go out you know, vision first great but also
then people go out you know,
so. then people go out you know,
so.
>>And they’ll start trying to so.
>>And they’ll start trying to
relate to the visually so>>And they’ll start trying to
relate to the visually so
someone hating me a piece of relate to the visually so
someone hating me a piece of
paper you know bill told about someone hating me a piece of
paper you know bill told about
an expected to know where it is paper you know bill told about
an expected to know where it is
a but if I say I’m a blind an expected to know where it is
a but if I say I’m a blind
whole it because my vision is a but if I say I’m a blind
whole it because my vision is
not always usable. It does whole it because my vision is
not always usable. It does
fluctuate depending on how much not always usable. It does
fluctuate depending on how much
light I’m under you know how fluctuate depending on how much
light I’m under you know how
tired I am. light I’m under you know how
tired I am.
If I Sam up one point and tired I am.
If I Sam up one point and
people relate to me without If I Sam up one point and
people relate to me without
worrying about visual stuff. people relate to me without
worrying about visual stuff.
They’ll say I’ve had a new worrying about visual stuff.
They’ll say I’ve had a new
piece of paper. I’m putting They’ll say I’ve had a new
piece of paper. I’m putting
this in front of you. They talk piece of paper. I’m putting
this in front of you. They talk
to me more and they stop this in front of you. They talk
to me more and they stop
focusing on how much can she to me more and they stop
focusing on how much can she
see and they say OK, let’s do focusing on how much can she
see and they say OK, let’s do
another method. They’re such a see and they say OK, let’s do
another method. They’re such a
fear of disability in our lives another method. They’re such a
fear of disability in our lives
that people think I don’t want fear of disability in our lives
that people think I don’t want
to think of myself as having to that people think I don’t want
to think of myself as having to
do all of this with limited to think of myself as having to
do all of this with limited
vision so how could she do all of this with limited
vision so how could she
possibly get and vision so how could she
possibly get and
that barrier keeps people from possibly get and
that barrier keeps people from
actually connecting with. that barrier keeps people from
actually connecting with.
>>The title of the book is actually connecting with.
>>The title of the book is
very specific. So it comes with>>The title of the book is
very specific. So it comes with
a scientific meaning. very specific. So it comes with
a scientific meaning.
>>to me is a conflict like a scientific meaning.
>>to me is a conflict like
that from biology, it’s the>>to me is a conflict like
that from biology, it’s the
idea of. that from biology, it’s the
idea of.
♪ Keeping the playfulness and Keeping the playfulness and
imagination of child and with Keeping the playfulness and
imagination of child and with
that. So. imagination of child and with
that. So.
Humans are the the oddness that. So.
Humans are the the oddness
species according to violence. Humans are the the oddness
species according to violence.
We have the longest child and species according to violence.
We have the longest child and
we tend to play much longer We have the longest child and
we tend to play much longer
without and play behavior is we tend to play much longer
without and play behavior is
always connected with that without and play behavior is
always connected with that
attack patients and survival. always connected with that
attack patients and survival.
I listened to presentations on attack patients and survival.
I listened to presentations on
play research and I was totally I listened to presentations on
play research and I was totally
fascinated by the idea that play research and I was totally
fascinated by the idea that
them more a species plays fascinated by the idea that
them more a species plays
especially into adulthood them more a species plays
especially into adulthood
the more good better they are especially into adulthood
the more good better they are
to problem solve and the better the more good better they are
to problem solve and the better
they are at adapting to problem solve and the better
they are at adapting
to challenges when I read in they are at adapting
to challenges when I read in
public people ask me where my to challenges when I read in
public people ask me where my
angry because the head. public people ask me where my
angry because the head.
>>Asked me where you’re angry angry because the head.
>>Asked me where you’re angry
about and I said I don’t really>>Asked me where you’re angry
about and I said I don’t really
have about and I said I don’t really
have
♪ have

any that. ♪
any that.
That ended angry I started with any that.
That ended angry I started with
something that made me angry That ended angry I started with
something that made me angry
and I played with fat to create something that made me angry
and I played with fat to create
may be something that was and I played with fat to create
may be something that was
sarcastic and funny because of may be something that was
sarcastic and funny because of
all I do is yell at you. sarcastic and funny because of
all I do is yell at you.
>>Are you really going to want all I do is yell at you.
>>Are you really going to want
and also a poet says never end>>Are you really going to want
and also a poet says never end
with the emotion you started and also a poet says never end
with the emotion you started
with you because you want the with the emotion you started
with you because you want the
reader to go in that emotional with you because you want the
reader to go in that emotional
journey, so if I just tell the reader to go in that emotional
journey, so if I just tell the
reader you should be mad too. journey, so if I just tell the
reader you should be mad too.
They’re coming up with it reader you should be mad too.
They’re coming up with it
because I’m already having that They’re coming up with it
because I’m already having that
emotional reactions so in this because I’m already having that
emotional reactions so in this
collection you the homes that emotional reactions so in this
collection you the homes that
play with very difficult. collection you the homes that
play with very difficult.
These are very difficult play with very difficult.
These are very difficult
emotions. But they they make These are very difficult
emotions. But they they make
them a little light hearted. emotions. But they they make
them a little light hearted.
A little more them a little light hearted.
A little more
sarcastic Amy it’s kind of like A little more
sarcastic Amy it’s kind of like
okay if we shift the frame what

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