You Are Here—So Where Next?
The choice to get a PhD used to be pretty black and white — now, it’s a much more complicated decision.
The worst part about pursuing..
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..
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..
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..
Cats and the Creative Writing Process
This cat is either very angry or very bored. Either way, it doesn’t say much about my writing.
You know who has no compassion for creati..
Building a Community vs. Networking
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..
The New Sh!t Show
The inimitable Vanessa Ramstack
Chicago is a city of opportunity. New York and Los Angeles require either significant money or one he..
Extracurriculars: Caffeinated Reading Series
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..
Hungry for Success
A piece published in Rabbit, a nonfiction poetry journal
In two weeks I will officially be starting my last year of graduate school. I..