J.A. Kazimer is a Denver-based writer and fascinating human being with a wide spectrum of skills and interests. The author of books with such disparate titles as SHANK, Holy Socks and Dirtier Demons, and Froggy Style: A Fucked-Up Fairy Tale,Kazimer's life and work have bee ... More >>
At some point in the career of many a celebrity (probably too many a celebrity) comes the dubious decision of writing a memoir, a book people will read presumably on the basis that it's written by a famous person. Of course, for most of those famous people, it actually isn't -- writing (not t ... More >>
Day One: New Socks Day Two: White Elephants Day Three: Burger King on Colfax and Kalamath “When is dinner going to be ready?” “When you cook it.” In the dorms at The Campus Village at Auraria, on the forth floor of the east wing, there is a common area that serves as a kitchen. Actually, t ... More >>
Day One: New Socks Two weeks into the three-week summer program, I get a call from one of my creative writing students. She’s running late and she needs directions. “I just got off the train at Colfax, which way do I go?” I instruct her to walk southeast. She doesn’t know west from eas ... More >>
Jonathan can’t fold his socks into pairs. He can match one with its partner, but he physically can’t unite the sock mates into a ball of cotton. “Will you show me that again?” I pick up two white crew socks, one in each hand, line then up straight and tuck one cotton crew inside the other ... More >>
Chris Ransick corrals poets to read for the blind and dyslexic.
From the week of September 11, 2003
Jane Komperda is overcoming dyslexia one letter at a time. But the St. Vrain School District still thinks she's too smart for special ed.
Special-education students are learning that their own best advocates may be themselves.
Charter schools are perfect for special-education kids. That's the problem.
Every good boy does fine? Not according to this Denver music teacher's new system of music notation.