Creative Writing – PoetryCategory
In a class of 11 poets, we get close. But not always close enough. With the maelstrom of putting together a thesis, teaching, and work..
Buried in work I love: Thesis, Text Books, and Work Uniform. PS: I love gnomes!
Saying there is a secret to balancing multiple workloa..
I’m riding the CTA Brown Line into the heart of the Loop (what is known as downtown). It is day one of the apocalypse. I mean it is da..
It’s hard to believe that my year as ambassador is coming to a close. It’s been a terrifically exciting, prolific, and rewarding year,..
It’s August, and I can’t believe a year has flown by since I first moved to Chicago. I am reminded of all the preparation, apartment h..
I was once chastised (putting it mildly) for taking medical advice from a German bartender over a seemingly insouciant French doctor. ..
What does a poet do when it isn’t 20 below zero with a windchill of negative 47 outside and there isn’t a waist-high..
(See also: sentimentality.)
In almost any beginning workshop, you’ll learn that there’s one thing that will turn a good poem sour i..
When I was thirteen, I went to a friend’s beach house for a week in May. I think there was a crawfish festival going on, because I rem..
In my first blog post last September, I mentioned that I’d just started co-curating a Chicago-based reading and performance series cal..