Monthly Archives: March 2018

On Collections, Influence, and Attention

March 30, 2018  |  Uncategorized

Last night over the phone a longtime friend and I traded stories about what we collected in childhood. As we talked our lists grew unwieldy and strange—film canisters, laundry lint, dried flowers, smooth river stones, letters. I remember well the sense of wonder and excitement in finding something small and familiar, and placing it in […]

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What to Save and What to Burn

March 9, 2018  |  Uncategorized

I tried out for my middle school baseball team two times and my high school baseball team three times. All five years I was rejected, and all five years the coach told me that I nearly made it, that if I took a few more grounders and did some pushups and took extra swings in […]

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The MFA has given me a reading complex.

March 2, 2018  |  Uncategorized

Not the kind of complex where I feel insecure and acutely aware of my own limited perspective of the literary world (okay, I guess yes this kind of complex), and not the kind of complex where I’ve suddenly turned averse to reading and find myself Netflixing compulsively (although I dream of having this one), and […]

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