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Chapter ONE: Where We’re Coming From - Leaving Other Lives
Chapter TWO: School Daze - Life in the First Year
Chapter THREE: Student Relations - Family, Friends, and Lovers
*FIRST GENERATION AUTHORS
Appendix: Thinking and Writing About Film
Patti See teaches courses in critical thinking, learning strategies, transitions to college, and third-wave feminism. She also supervises tutoring programs for first-generation/low-income students, multicultural students, and students with disabilities.
Her stories, poems, and essays have appeared in Salon Magazine, Women's Studies Quarterly, Journal of Developmental Education, The Wisconsin Academy Review, and HipMama, as well as other magazines and anthologies. She speaks at universities and conferences on a variety of topics, including first-year experience, critical thinking, third-wave feminism, and the depiction of masculinities in popular film. She was the recipient of the 2004 Academic Staff Excellence in Performance Award from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the 2006 University of Wisconsin-System Regent Award for Excellence.
Bruce Taylor, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has taught courses including first-year experience, introduction to college writing, creative writing, American literature, as well as in the Honors Program in his thirty-five years as a college teacher. He is the author of six books of poetry, including Pity the World (Plainview Press) and This Day (Juniper Press); he is the editor of seven anthologies, including the UPRIVER series of Wisconsin Poetry and Prose, and Wisconsin Poetry, published by the Wisoconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters.. His poetry, prose, and translations have appeared in such places as Carve Magazine, The Chicago Review, Exquisite Corpse, The Nation, Nerve, The New York Quarterly, The Northwest Review, Poetry, and E2ink-1: the Best of the Online Journals 2002.
He has also served as a member of the Literature Panel of the Wisconsin Arts Board and host of The Writer's Workshop: Wisconsin ETN, and he has served as program scholar and consultant for the Wisconsin Humanities Council, the Lila Wallace Foundation, the L.E. Phillips Library, and the Annenberg/CPB Project. He has won awards and fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Fullbright-Hayes, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Bush Artist Foundation. He was the recipient of the 2004 Excellence in Scholarship Award from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and the 2006 Major Acheivment Award from the Council of Wisconsin Writers for his lifetime of work as a poet, teacher, and community arts advocate.