Monthly Archives: October 2014

Things that Quicken the Heart, or The Generous Critic

October 14, 2014  |  Uncategorized

Disagreement is one of the greatest things about being a person who interests themselves in poetry. I love the nit-picky, technical, sometimes telling, and often illuminating conversations that sometimes emerge in workshop. These conversations force everyone to reveal exactly what is important to them, and what kind of poet they want to become. I begin […]

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“The End,” or Three Voices Is Bonkers

October 7, 2014  |  Uncategorized

It wasn’t so long ago—about two years and some change—that I sat down in a room full of people I didn’t know. I knew exactly no one in that classroom. It was the MFA orientation, and I’ll be honest, I was intimidated. I had no idea why I was in that room—except maybe a quiet, […]

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