Normally this kind of thing would scare me, but as I've written over the last five days I've been reminded just how much I really love to write poetry. Even in five days, the ten minutes or so I've been able to scratch out of my schedule to write have become a sort of creative lifeline.
Poetry is kind of an intimidating thing. Often the poems we read are too abstract or convoluted to carry much meaning. And in our day-to-day, outside-of-the-classroom lives, we don't have a lot of time to sit around and annotate a poem to try and figure it out. So today I thought I'd share a few… Continue reading Poetry for Everyone!
At midnight tonight my last project of the semester is due and I will be finished with my first year of grad school! It's always nice to add my textbooks to my book list at the end of the semester. Here's a quick look at the books I've been reading since January. Advanced Fiction Writing… Continue reading Textbooks Spring 2016
Every year I try to read from several different genres, poetry included. While I've read some poetry this year, this was my first book of poetry of 2015. Dog Songs by Mary Oliver is a collection of poems written about and in celebration of dogs. The poems are short and simple, and there is also a great… Continue reading Dog Songs by Mary Oliver