My James Baldwin Metal Plate
I have nine name plates of different writers I respect. I happened to be sitting at my desk at home, staring at the metal plates, and I re..
Learning How to Cross the Street Again
The view from the 8th floor of 1104 S. Wabash Ave. is enough to trigger vertigo, but once you get past that, the view of the city — of t..
The Bad Art Friend: Revisited
Lichtenstein depicts a woman crying happy tears— he takes inspiration from comics and other mediums.
I try not to look at Twitter duri..
On the Way Out Part 2 – The Middle
I wrapped the first segment of my triptych On the Way Out less than a month ago. The way out of a memorable MFA journey.
I am writing P..
Wanting to go but not being able to leave.
Abandoned Pool in Lebanon
I’ve been away for a while now. It’s been more than a month, but I’m back. I went to Lebanon: my native coun..
Interdisciplinary MFA Salon: Blending Words and Images
The MFA program in Creative Writing has recently welcomed a new Director of Graduate Studies: Lisa Fishman. Lisa has claimed her posit..
‘Till Next Time
I have to admit, there is a mixture of emotions traveling through my body—there are moments were I feel happy as I just finished my thesis..
New Year, Last Semester
January 28th, 2020 was my officially my last “first day of day school” as it was the first class of my last semester in the poetry program. Leading up to the day, I felt a bit of excitement—I felt a moment of pride knowing that my work and dedication to my poetic craft was not too far from cultivating an accomplishment that appeared unattainable during my undergrad years: walking across the stage with a Master’s degree!
AWP: It Sounds Like Root Beer, But It’s Actually Very Important
Downtown Portland, Oregon: Home of AWP 2019
By a strange twist of fate, Portland, Oregon, and Portland, Maine, are on roughly the same..
Creative Writing is for Lovers
Plant the seeds of love and watch a heart-shaped tree grow.
Valentine’s Day is upon us. All around the Columbia College Chicago campus..