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Mike St. Thomas

Mike St. Thomas is the head of the English Department at the Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. His writing has been featured or is forthcoming in Commonweal, Plough, The American Interest, and the Hedgehog Review, among other places. Homepage:

Articles by Mike St. Thomas

April 28, 2023 5:30 am

American Students Are Starving for Fiction and Poetry

High school students today are learning primarily to read nonfiction texts for information. We should offer them so much more.
Mike St. Thomas
February 28, 2023 5:30 am

Ron DeSantis Doesn’t Believe in Democratic Education

The Florida governor’s dogmatic vision leaves no room for teachers to help students responsibly develop their own ideas.
Mike St. Thomas
February 9, 2022 5:30 am

The High Cost of How We Work

Why do our jobs leave so many of us exhausted, cynical, and feeling useless—and what can we do about it?
Mike St. Thomas
June 4, 2021 5:30 am

Something to Write Home About

What Grace Olmstead’s love letter to her Idaho hometown can teach us about place and politics.
Mike St. Thomas
November 16, 2020 5:30 am

With ‘Missionaries,’ Phil Klay Looks at the Wounds of War

The power of violence—and a power beyond it.
Mike St. Thomas