Reading Langston Hughes and making notes. Coffee is optional, though generally encouraged.
Anyone who tells you that reading poetry is..
Max Ernst, Yves Tanguy, Joan Miró, Max Morise, and Man Ray’s Cadavre Exquis at MoMA
If you’re like most writers I know, the hardest p..
My notebook that goes mostly anywhere with me, with an introduction (and welcome to Columbia) from the former Poetry MFA Ambassador.
A full house at the Dollhouse Reading Series
After 51 readings, the Dollhouse Reading Series—hosted by a Columbia Poetry MFA alum and ..
I stepped out my door to see a pile of barricades, tents, and German music for Maifest.
While there are plenty of MFA programs that of..
Columbia Poetry Review 29 transformed from a pile of spreadsheets and discussions into a real book. Photo: David Fairbanks
In my first..
Before the reading on Admitted Student Day 2016
One of the most exciting parts about being a graduate student is meeting and interacti..
Nate Marshall’s Wild Hundreds is the only book on this semester’s reading list I already owned. It’s incredible.
One of the most excit..
Portrait of John Keats. You don’t have to look like this to be a poet, I promise. You also don’t need to contract TB and die in your twen..
A Chicago forest preserve at sunset (Photo: David Fairbanks)
I’ve mentioned before that I left the somewhat pastoral hills of Southern..