My first semester as a graduate student ended a few weeks ago, and to be honest, I am still adjusting to the freedom. There are no papers to worry about writing, no poems to edit for a workshop, and no assigned books for me to read. Aside from my full-time job, it now finally seems like I have all the time in the world to do almost whatever. It took a few weeks to adjust my sleeping schedule though, as I still found myself waking up at 7 a.m. instead of 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. Nevertheless, my first couple of weeks out of school were spent doing non-writing things, because it is important to take a break every now and then.
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Last Thursday, at 11 p.m., my finger hovered over the touch pad of my laptop. The cursor was poised ominously over a send button. I stared..
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Part of the requirements for a Creative Writing MFA at Columbia College is to take two Literature courses. These courses are focused more ..
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It’s safe to say that the semester is here. If my profs and my classmates aren’t lying to me (a thing I would never suspect them of), we’v..
Last week I experienced the greatest amount of nervousness I’ve had for any workshop in the entirety of my education. This fall, the secon..
As I write this, I’m trying to figure out the poems I will read tonight for the Creative Writing Manifest Showcase, thinking about whe..