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Enjoy Some Prose Poetry

In lieu of an actual blog post this week, I wanted to share my latest publication with you. My prose poem entitled “Graveside Wedding,” was published in the May/June issue of¬†Unbroken.¬†This is the first poem I’ve published since my high school literary magazine days, so for obvious reasons I’m pretty […]

Elegy on WordPress

Two days ago Daisy, a dear friend of the family lost her 7-year battle with cancer. This woman, my mother’s best friend, has been in my life since I started Kindergarten. She’d been at every birthday party, graduation, and religious ceremony I’d ever had. I could describe our relationship to […]

The Case for Paperbacks

I love my local library. This past Summer, I spent every Friday afternoon there slowly browsing the shelves. I would check out a stack of books each visit and have them all read in time for the following week’s trip. Then I had to join the real world, and my […]

Reject

I spent the better part of last semester pulling my hair out over grad school applications. I spent countless hours with my head bent over teeny scraps of paper, paper that had once been 8 pages of my writing sample but had been subjected to the old-school cut-and-paste method. I […]

Application Burnout

People underestimate the draining powers of the grad school application. I’ve known for years that I wanted to get my MFA in fiction. I started preparing for this process way back in June 2013, with the intention of spending my entire summer working on perfecting the stories I would use […]