Coleen GrissomColeen Grissom has made grown men and women to weep. Not that she’s meanthough she also has been known to be somewhat acerbic on occasion. No, Dr. Grissom brings people to tears because a) she has insights about writing that go deeply to those human places where weeping is inescapable, and b) she is hellaciously funny while taking us there. A professor of English at Trinity University, she has served that institution since 1958 in administrative and teaching roles. As a faculty member for more than 45 years, she’s received honorary alumna status” as well as a scholarship named in her honor. A recently retired member of the board of Gemini Ink, she continues to support that organization by conducting public interviews with visiting writersmost recently Annie Proulx, Grace Paley, and Margaret Atwood. In addition to reviewing books for the San Antonio Express-News, Grissom is regularly featured on KAHL 1310's "The Nightstand," a weekly radio program about books.