LUCINDA ROY'S OFFICIAL WEBSITE
Welcome. Here's where you can find information about Professor Lucinda Roy's work (nonfiction, poetry, and fiction), & links to other resources.
You may contact Professor Roy by clicking on the "Contact" tab in the menu bar. Keynote & interview requests can also be submitted via the site.
NONFICTION: Recent Commentaries,
Guest Appearances & Interviews:
NEW: "Keeping Schools Safe after Columbine and Sandy Hook," in the Guardian, April 30th. As President Obama grapples with security versus freedoms, schools are also trying to find the right balance.
NEW: "Communication and Counseling Are Keys to Campus Safety," Chronicle of Higher Education.
"Growing Presence of Police in Schools," THE DIANE REHM SHOW-Discussion on SCHOOL SAFETY April 15 2013: Professor Roy was one of the guests on THE DIANE REHM SHOW. Click to go to the show's website and hear the program.
"Don't Arm Us," Lucinda Roy's essay for Inside Higher Ed on whether or not teachers should be armed.
"Even after Newtown, American's will resist the call to tighten gun laws," Commentary in the Guardian.
"President Obama's State of the Union 2013: Parnel Verdict." See Professor Roy's response to SOTU in the Guardian, Feb 2013.
NEW: "Nation after Newtown Shooting," Video Roundtable discussion in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook, USA Today.
VIDEO: "UP CLOSE WITH DIANA WILLIAMS," WABC-TV, New York, NY. Jan 20 2013
No Right to Remain Silent: What We've Learned from the Tragedy at Virginia Tech
NEWLY RELEASED AUDIO EDITION:
Also available in Paperback
and on Kindle
Video Documentary "Imminent Danger."Reporter Meg Kissinger's docmentary on the challenges facing those with mental illness and their families.
THE DIANE REHM SHOW-Discussion on SCHOOL SAFETY December 19 2012: Professor Roy was one of the guests on THE DIANE REHM SHOW. Click to go to the show's website and hear the program.
December 2012: Commentaries
Past Editorial Commentaries:
Coming later this summer--
Photo by Richard Mallory Allnutt
New: Superstition Review Podcast : Hear Professor Roy read two of her poems.
New: Teachers and students can now access Lucinda Roy's collection of poetry The Humming Birds in its entirety through Cengage Learning's LitFinder24 library database.
More poems forthcoming in a number of journals including Measure (a sestina and ballad), River Styx, and Crab Orchard Review.
Blackbird, 2 poems
Hear Lucinda Roy read a poem from her collection The Humming Birds, originally published by Eighth Mountain Press:
New: Teachers and students can now access Lucinda Roy's first novel Lady Moses in its entirety through Cengage Learning's LitFinder24 library database.
From No Right to Remain Silent:
What We've Learned from the Tragedy at Virginia Tech
This tragedy forces us to address some of the most pressing issues of our time: education, parenting, violence, youth subcultures, communication, censorship, mental health, gun control, and race. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that the debate has often been explosive. The story...is as relevant to K-12 as it is to higher education. Teachers at every level and parents of children at every age face similar challenges. (NRTRS, 3-4)
Excerpt from “Reasonable Expectations: Responding to Those Who Are a Danger to Themselves or Others,” a keynote address for Imminent Danger, a forum sponsored by Marquette University & the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
Mental Illlness, Guns, and Campus Safety: A Volatile Mix
Currently, society is saying to itself when those who may well have given multiple indications that they are a risk to themselves and others resort to violence: “My goodness! It happened again. Who knew that a young man off his meds would feel the compulsion to go to Dick’s Sporting Goods or Wal-Mart and buy weapons, or order them online? Who knew we’ve been shuffling mentally ill and/or enraged people through an unresponsive system? Who knew that just because we’ve got rid of almost every psychiatric bed in the nation and failed to provide adequate insurance coverage for mental health that someone could fall through the cracks? Who knew that asking families to assume, for life, the responsibility for their severely troubled grown children was a dangerous practice? Who knew?” Society knew, but it is an inconvenient and terrifying truth, which is why society is in denial. Truths are always most inconvenient when they require not only a change in approaches but also an infusion of resources. It’s easier and cheaper in the short run to deny the problem altogether and hope it goes away. The cost in the long run, however, is outrageous....How long can America continue to be surprised by outbreaks of violence like these? At what point does surprise become denial? And if indeed we are a society in denial, how can we guide ourselves to a more enlightened, scientific, compassionate, holistic response?
Article on Campus Safety in The Chronicle of HIgher Education:
Copyright : Lucinda Roy, 2013