Tag: writing

A Valentine for My Muse

Dearest Muse, It’s been twenty or so years since we’ve met, fifteen or more since we decided to commit to each other, and what do I bring to you, if not this sorry apology? Again, today, I was grading. Again, today, instead of wooing you with chocolate and champagne, I ran off with Teaching, leaving…

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Why Do I Write?

This is a question I ask my students to pose themselves when they take my creative writing class.  I want them to be clear about why they do what they want to do right at the start of the semester because so many people have this idea that creative writing is so much fun and…

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The BookSlut on Lynne Barrett

I’m proud to announce that the interview I conducted with writer extraordinaire Lynne Barrett is now on the BookSlut for your literary reading enjoyment. Lynne was my teacher while I attended the graduate creative writing program at FIU.  She was also one of my two thesis advisors, the other one being the also talented, also…

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The AWPper Day Two

Day two of the annual pilgrimage for writers-who-work-in-academia begins on the night of Day One, during which I call Joel and ask him to put me on the next flight home.  It’s snowing outside and my strategy to bring no jacket on account of my being across the street from the convention center is backfiring…

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