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For the Love of Reading

Leap over the precipice

before you grow old

and you’ll fall into your childhood;

face up—into the scented grass

-Vasyl Stus

I discovered (fell in love with?) Vasyl Stus last night; I found him in Myrna Kostash’s “Inside the Copper Mountain.” It was a peaceful Friday night spent reading by the fire. 451 more words

Personal Essays

The Incident with Percy: Hanging By A Thread

If this is your first term reading, check out the first installment of this series here.


Coming home to no electricity. Boxes of donuts on top of our fridge. 1,011 more words


Where Do We Go?

The air is pregnant with salt: I can feel the drunken breeze struggling and sagging beneath its own weight. Slate stones push up against my feet, and as I near the water, the foamy tide reaches up with desperate imprecise fingers to grasp the tips of my toes. 729 more words


Friday Free Write: Three Prompts from 'Poets & Writers"

Via Poets & Writers:


“So many great films have been released over the past year, many of which have been adapted for the screen from works of fiction and creative nonfiction. 205 more words

Random Inspiration

The Bitchin' Kitsch March 2015 Issue-50 Pager

The Bitchin’ Kitsch is truly an amazing publication. You really need to read it. I am beyond honored to have Chris put up with my writing and photography, which yes, is in this issue, the largest issue in the BK history, at 50 pages. 95 more words

Avant-Garde Art

On Being a Mother (2015 Version)

It’s February 26th. And, as I do every year around this time, I am struggling with the definition of motherhood and being a mother.

This year, I’m thinking deeply about what I gave up to be where I am, in graduate school, earning a master’s degree. 1,240 more words

Creative Nonfiction