Published: Faculty and staff publish essays, books, and music in 2021

Midwestern Poet’s Incomplete Guide to Symbolism

By Erica Anderson-Senter | High School English and Creative Writing Teacher

“These poems root us deep in Midwestern landscapes as we encounter litanies, psalms, and a lush unsentimental tenderness that sings out “that swift, / startling joy” in the same breath as gutting loss. This is an extraordinary, courageous debut collection.”
Emily Mohn-Slate, author of The Falls

Anderson-Senter’s book is available at

Middle of Nowhere

Music by David Todoran  | High School English Teacher

Todoran is a singer/songwriter with published works from the 1980’s to present day, including releases under the Ulftone Music record label out of Berlin. Ulftone’s other signed artists included John Prine, Chris Whitley, and Todd Snider. David’s recent work can be found on all streaming services under David Todoran or David Todoran and the MobileHomewreckers.

Todoran’s most recent release is an album titled, “Middle of Nowhere.”

How to Analyze & Review Comics:
A Handbook on Comics Criticism

Contributor: Fraser Coffeen ‘96 | Assistant Head of School for Academic and Auxiliary Programs

A collection of scholarly texts on how to better understand comics, including an article by Coffeen on the role of the colorist in comics writing. Essays help inform the discussions on how to talk about comics from a critical perspective.

The book is available at

Cloudy Blessings:
A year of adventure. A season of pain. A lifetime of wisdom.

By Natalie A. Trout  | Director of Marketing & Communications

Uganda is the setting, but this is not a book about Africa. It’s for anyone who has ever had a cloudy vision of God’s blessings because they felt insecure, inadequate, and undeserving. Your cloudy blessings are just waiting to be revealed.

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