In an effort to create a career change, I began teaching at Parsons in 2013. The same week I taught my first class I picked up an antique NYC official DOE wooden teacher’s chair, probably from the 1930’s. This prop allowed me to explore my projection of how teaching would rescue me from my gender, race, privilege and previous working experiences.
‘arames’ by Tiago Celestino retrieved 7th May 2017 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Arames_(3926364073).jpg is used on The Font 2017 Vol. 1 issue poetry page ‘On Boundaries’ in accordance with terms of licence stated at time of download.
“Parrot Talk”, Angie Reed Garner’s surreal take on the experience of studying German
while living in Abu Dhabi (she is from the US), was cover of the 2014 Vol. 1 issue. She says of the painting:
“I was attempting to capture the mind-bending experience of incubating a
foreign language– I don’t have an ear and I am not a talented speaker, to
say the least, though reading and writing come very easy. Accordingly this
image feels right to me, but more adept students of languages may not at
“The Explanation” by W. Jack Savage
“The Mountains of Ararat” by W. Jack Savage
Used with permission by Drawn & Quarterly