Max Kurant

4 Articles


Counterintuitive tips to increase creativity

I’ve always thought of myself as a creative person. I don’t just mean this in the artistic sense — to me, being creative means having the drive to take the ideas in...


Student engagement remains low during pandemic

It seems like even though the worst of COVID-19 is past us and we aren’t dealing with the heavy restrictions that we were last year, student engagement still isn’t looking so great....


Poetry can make powerful systemic change

Last month, I had the unexpected opportunity to read my poetry to Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger when he visited my Creative Writing 350A: Intermediate Poetry Workshop class with Liz Rosenberg, a...


Community service must be restructured

You’ve probably participated in a community service project before, whether for an organization’s service hours requirement, a team volunteering project or maybe as a holiday tradition. At a time of mass inequality,...