Cue up the graduation music, pop off the streamers, and light the fireworks…because it’s time for me to GRADUATE! Wow, has it been one hell of a ride! The last three years of my life have been full of learning about my craft and myself. I have grown in so many ways…I appreciate my life so much. I don’t even feel sad about graduating, unlike when I received my undergraduate degree and then wept all that night.
This spring break I traveled to Portland for the AWP conference! For those of you who don’t know what AWP is, that’s totally ok; when ..
I changed my thesis…no, this isn’t a writing prompt or the first line of a suspense novel—it’s my truth. (more…)
When I started the MFA Creative Writing program, I re-committed to reading more black authors, especially after taking African America..
I’ve become quite reflective this holiday break. Going into next semester I do not feel the same steam as I did coming into the progra..
Growing up, my father taught me (well, more like drilled into me) that networking is how you get ahead. It’s how you learn and develop..
What can I say about doubt that you don’t already know, that you aren’t already so intimately aware of? I ask myself often what is dou..
As a graduate student, you are going to be very busy. I know that should be pretty obvious, but really this is true. Although I’m curr..
I think best on rainy days.
About a week or so has passed since the start of the school year. I’ve had this kind of phantom limb feeli..
A piece published in Rabbit, a nonfiction poetry journal
In two weeks I will officially be starting my last year of graduate school. I..