Monthly Archives: November 2013

Obscurity, Clarity, & Trying to Mean

November 12, 2013  |  Poetry, Teaching, Uncategorized, Writing

I have a Billy Collins face. This is not at all to say that I resemble former U. S. poet laureate Billy Collins; what I mean is, there is an expression that I make whenever Billy Collins is brought up in conversation in my vicinity, whenever I feel compelled to respond to that situation honestly […]

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On Desire

November 6, 2013  |  Alumni, Faculty, Fiction, Writing

I’m going to make two claims in this post. Neither one of these claims is exactly new, but these are both things that I didn’t know when I was starting off as a fiction writer, and that have both proved incredibly useful to me. These are also both claims that, although I heard them before […]

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