Words that lead us into mystery

Elizabeth Donald
10 min readMay 16, 2024

Sigma Tau Delta and meeting poets

From Carl Phillips’ poem “Civilization,” published in Then the War (2023).

“You can’t grow if you don’t take risks.”

Last month was my first experience with the national Sigma Tau Delta conference, but hardly my first rodeo with academic conferences. The primary Sigma attendees are English majors and other members of the…

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Elizabeth Donald

Journalist for more than 25 years, freelance writer, editor, photographer, and fiction author. Subscribe at patreon.com/edonald or visit donaldmedia.com.