Put Me in, Coach: The Political Promise of Competitive Coaching


  • Stacey Waite University of Nebraska




Article for LiCS special issue The New Activism: Composition, Literacy Studies, and Politics.

Author Biography

Stacey Waite, University of Nebraska

Stacey Waite is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and has published three collections of poems: Choke (winner of the 2004 Frank O'Hara Prize), Love Poem to Androgyny (winner of the 2006 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition), and the lake has no saint (winner of the 2008 Snowbound Prize from Tupelo Press). Waite’s poems have been published most recently in The Cream City Review, The Indiana Review, HEArt Quarterly, and Black Warrior Review. Other honors include an Andrew Mellon Dissertation Fellowship Award, the Elizabeth Baranger Excellence in Teaching Award, three Pushcart Prize nominations, and a National Society of Arts & Letters Poetry Prize.  Waite has a recent interview online at Pilot Light: A Journal of 21st Century Poetics and Criticism, and has published essays on the teaching of writing in Writing on the Edge, Reader, and Feminist Teacher. Butch Geography, Waite's most recent collection of poetry, was released from Tupelo Press in January 2013.




How to Cite

Waite, S. (2015). Put Me in, Coach: The Political Promise of Competitive Coaching. Literacy in Composition Studies, 3(1), 108–121. https://doi.org/10.21623/