My name is Spencer Cawein Pate, and this is a website for me to post essays and interviews about literature, music, film, and philosophy. I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in Middle Childhood Education in 2011, and I received my master’s degree in Transformative Education from Miami in 2015. I’m currently working as a research assistant at Project Dragonfly, an organization dedicated to inquiry-driven science education and environmental conservation.
The header and background images on this site are paintings by my favorite artist, the great Charley Harper, while the title is taken from the final lines of John Ashbery’s poem “The Picture of Little J.A. in a Prospect of Flowers”:
And only in the light of lost words
Can we imagine our rewards
You can contact me at: patesc at miamioh dot edu