I wrote this week’s poems with the idea of learning in mind.
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How I wrote this week’s poems: Objects and opposites
This tricky love of museums is part of what I’ve been working through in my poems this week.
How I wrote this week’s poems: Lines and spacing
This week, I challenged myself to avoid using my go-to starters (sonnets and golden shovels) and also tried to play with space on the page.
How I wrote this week’s poems: Reliable reminders
This week, many of the poems I had drafted were based on some reliable prompts I use to help me get started.
Support me through May 30/30 with Tupelo Press!
During the month of May, I’m writing poems for Tupelo Press’s 30/30 challenge!
How I wrote “Cyanistes caeruleus”
For this blog post, I wanted to talk a bit more about my writing process, since I wrote this poem last semester and I kept some notes about how I wrote it.
When writing begets writing
As I write this blog, I sort of understand the impulse to write so much lead-in. I’ve shared the big news: now where do I go from here?
New Story: “One Fall” in Five on the Fifth
I’m thrilled to share that my short story, “One Fall,” is now published in Five on the Fifth!
New Story: “Swimming Lessons” in Pleiades
I’m delighted to share that my short story, “Swimming Lessons,” is now available online in Pleiades: Literature in Context as an Online Exclusive! I have more to say (about this story, about this being my first acceptance in a while, about this being my first fiction acceptance in an even longer while), but I’ll saveContinue reading “New Story: “Swimming Lessons” in Pleiades”
Near the end of the first-year composition class I taught this summer, one of my students asked, How do you pay attention to the news without feeling totally hopeless?