What I Learned In Graduate School

I’m not going to lie, when a classmate of mine from the University of Tampa posted about how happy she was for the warm and inviting environment, I was kind of irritated. I admit I might be a little bitter–or cynical. I don’t harbor harsh feelings toward the University of Tampa specifically for this, but… Continue reading What I Learned In Graduate School

NYT: “American Poets, Refusing To Be Mature, Rage Against What’s Right”

On Friday, New York Times released an article entitled “American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, Rage Against the Right.” I think a more apt name for the article is, American Poets, Refusing To Be Mature, Rage Against What’s Right.” The article is all about self-important poets talking about not just how disappointed they are in Trump’s election… Continue reading NYT: “American Poets, Refusing To Be Mature, Rage Against What’s Right”

A Reponse to The Writer’s Chronicles “You Are Making God Now” by Joy Ladin

In the May/Summer 2017 issue of “The Writer’s Chronicles,” AWP’s writing magazine, it featured an essay titled, “You Are Making God Now: Writing God as a Contemporary American Poet” by Joy Ladin. Yeah, the title’s kind of a mess (but so is the article) and it’s not really accurate for what the enter essay is… Continue reading A Reponse to The Writer’s Chronicles “You Are Making God Now” by Joy Ladin

Why I’m Disappointed in #AWP17

This year was my first year going to AWP Writer’s Conference. AWP stands for Association for Writers and Writer’s Programs. Every year the association hosts a large scale conference in a different place somewhere in the United States. In 2016 it was in LA, this year it was in DC, and next year it will… Continue reading Why I’m Disappointed in #AWP17