Category: Writing

Back to Basics

October 16, 2019  |  Fiction, MFA, Writing

I was seven, I think. I had lined up several dolls at the end of my bed and was attempting to show them how to do long subtraction. They were an unruly class, constantly pushing each other down, never remembering to raise their hands. Usually, when my back was turned to the board the class […]

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Accessing Reality

October 4, 2019  |  MFA, Poetry, Writing

A Masters in the Fine Arts is not a one-way ticket to an illustrious career path of lucrative success. No one is of the illusion that we write for the money. For most of us, we write because we have to. We have no other choice but to write. It is a pressing need.  Though […]

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Gifting

November 9, 2016  |  Fiction, MFA, Writing

    With fall break on the horizon and my first semester of graduate school readying itself to be tucked in I can’t help but do that looking-back-thing and wonder if I’ve best used these past weeks. If I’ve stretched myself enough, leaned in and learned from my initial discomforts, been a thorough and generous […]

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The New Doubt

Doubt too must be the work of God if God exists, and if God does not, God must be the work of Doubt —Bob Hicok, “My Faith-Based Initiative” The totality of existing states of affairs is the world. The totality of existing states of affairs also determines which states of affairs do not exist. —Ludwig […]

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One Writer Among 12,000 at AWP

Many AWP attendees complain of the exhaustion they feel after attending back-to-back panels, trying to schedule coffee and meals with old friends and new ones, and staying out late at offsite events. Having just returned from Seattle, I can say that I am not exhausted, but in fact, elated. A few of the panels I […]

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