Category Archives: MFA

Gregory Pardlo / Nicole Sealey

One of my recent articles for the CNR news website is up.   You will also find the same article posted in our literary magazine The Canopy Review. Here are some of the photos I took of these two fantastic poets. Read the article to … Continue reading

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MFA and Beyond

The long pauses in my blog has to stop.  When you are MFAing there really is little time for much else.  Reading and doing and writing Thesis.  But that is all coming to an end. I graduate on May 22nd … Continue reading

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MFA Update

The semester is half over and I’m still getting my bearings. It takes me several months to get acclimated, and at this rate, I will be graduating by the time it happens. I would have never imagined I would meet … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on 2 Fiction Novels

Title: Young Jane Young Author: Gabrielle Zevin Genre: Fiction College intern Aviva Grossman has an illicit affair with a congressman.  However this story isn’t 1) Just a story about a young woman and an older married man’s indiscretions. 2) Told … Continue reading

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MFA Report – Semester 3 about to start

  It has been a while since I posted about my exploits in the MFA Program.  A new semester is about to begin.  We are now 2nd years and have one foot out of the door. I have been blessed to … Continue reading

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MFA Report – End of Semester

End of Semester Break My 1st semester has ended. Someone said Grad School would be brutal. It had its moments, but it was NOT brutal.  If you are studying something you love, how can it be brutal?  What WAS brutal … Continue reading

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MFA: The First ‘Serious’ Paper

For my Lit class I have to write a Literary Analysis of one of the books we’ve read so far. I am leaning toward The Road by Cormac McCarthy. Since another one of my passions is spirituality (all forms), I … Continue reading

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