As I write these words, I’m actually in New York, not Chicago. I’m out visiting some friends from my undergraduate university (Michiga..
What is the one piece of advice you would give to a young person entering college? For me, the answer comes quickly: the most emotiona..
You’ll notice that none of the reading material I have included above is poetry. Borges, I suppose, is closest; his short stories are ..
In the weeks since classes ended, life has, if anything, been more stressful. That doesn’t make sense at all, but as I write this I’m ..
The summer between the first and second year of an MFA program feels important. It feels like growth is supposed to happen; you’ve bee..
I feel like a second year now. I mean, pretty much. As I write this, I am in the last week of classes, having just watched the second ..
Due to Lisa Fishman’s sabbatical, Columbia will be welcoming Jill Magi to teach MFA classes in the 2012-2013 academic year. I worked w..
Lisa Fishman and Tony Trigilio put on a brief event where they talked about the practical matters of being a poet this past weekend. T..
I met Liz and Sara at New Wave Coffee in Logan Square. We talked about the manuscript process, the joys of being a second year MFA st..
My poetry has changed a lot since I started here. This is good. In fact, I would say if my work hadn’t drastically changed in the last..