2022 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Finalist:
Excited to announce that Elephant Wisdom has been selected as a 2022 Readers’ Favorite finalist in the Christian – General category. I’m honored to be showcased in the company of such talented writers. Be sure to check out the link below!
Multimodal Mondays: Bridging Cultural Divides Through Code Meshing
I had the pleasure of collaborating with Dr. Kim Haimes-Korn, Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University, on publication of a multimodal assignment that celebrates linguistic diversity. One purpose of the assignment is to provide students with an opportunity to explore topics of translanguaging, such as code meshing, in a real-world setting. The assignment facilitates multicultural and multilinguistic awareness and engagement via group collaboration in the composition classroom, supporting pedagogical initiatives of classroom inclusivity. The full article, including step by step instructions, may be accessed here:Multimodal Mondays: Bridging Cultural Divides Through Code MeshingToday’s guest bloggers, Kim Haimes-Korn and Melinda Grant, collaborate on this post to bring together and explore their experiences and ideas. Kim Haimes-Korn is a Professor of English and Digital Writing at Kennesaw State University. Kim’s teaching philosophy encourages dynamic learning and criti…
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Bluebirds and Faith, Elephant Wisdom, and Poetic Christian Discourse may now be found on Christian Publishers’ website. See below for links!
Bluebirds and Faith is a poetry collection that celebrates God’s gift of eternal grace by finding joy, humility, and comfort in our surroundings. Inspired by the death of a beloved father, Grant shares her journey of sorrow and healing in a world that seems so incredibly far away from heaven. Finding mercy in the wings of a bluebird, Grant discovers that the separation between heaven and earth may not be as vast as we think. Poetry, one of the world’s most treasured artistic expressions, is the vessel used to explore faith in a world stricken with fear and sin. Free verse and Haiku poetic forms are spread heavily throughout. Grant hopes sharing her spiritual evolution will bring solace and peace to others at a time in their life when they feel no one else is listening. He always listens. God bless.
Elephant Wisdom is a poetry collection that explores topics equivalent to “the elephant in the middle of the room.” In other words, through a variety of poetic forms, utilizing a combination of free-verse, narrative, and rhythmic components, the poems encourage readers to broaden their minds and consider connections between science and religion while introducing the paradox of collective consciousness and universal forces. Unfortunately, loss is a topic that humanity has difficulty addressing with their friends and loved ones, leaving a significant lack of support for those who have or are currently experiencing grief. Elephant Wisdom addresses this gap of communal support through taboo themes such as infant death.
Poetic Christian Discourse, Vol. 1, is an inspirational poetry collection that offers readers a sense of hope, acknowledging the idea that humanity is not, never has been, and never will be perfect. The collection embraces Christian living, inviting readers to apply concepts from the Bible in their everyday lives while highlighting how elements of scientific discovery further provide evidential support of a divine creator. The past year and a half have been uniquely challenging and isolating for many, and it is during these times that people begin to look for meaning and purpose in their lives. Poetic Christian Discourse encourages readers to accept the human nature of sinning; it fosters the idea that we are not alone. Tomorrow is a new day, and by embracing our universal faults, we may find hope through unity and faith.