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Post-low-res-MFA, Dipping Toe into Academic Job Market

Last night I gave a reading at a great school where a faculty member who got an MFA from a low-residency program is now in a wonderful tenure-track faculty position. 936 more words


Cover Art!

I’m really pleased with the cover art for my poetry collection, Viable, coming in December 2015 from Five Oaks Press. Kudos to my editor, Lynn Houston, for her beautiful design work. 9 more words

Bluegrass Writers Studio

First Published Short Story!

It’s happened! My first piece of short fiction has been published. “Weekend at a Family Reunion,” a piece I have presented at several literary conferences over the past nine months, has been published by Marathon Literary Review, an online press out of Arcadia’s MFA program in Pennsylvania. 129 more words

Literary Journal Publications

A Reflection on my MFA Decision

Below is a personal reflection essay I wrote for The English Update before graduation, reflecting on the difficult MFA application process and even more difficult decision process.

Low-residency Mfa

Residency Made Me a Writer

I’ve written so much since leaving Spalding. I wrote on the plane, both in my notebook and on the computer. I’ve written at my desk. I’ve stopped mid-barn-cleaning and taken notes on my phone. 61 more words


Grad Student Admissions!

This week, now that final exams are over and end-of-year meetings have been held, I’ve been able to turn my attention back to admitting students to our… 726 more words


Another thought on Grad School Funding: Ask Your Boss!

This past week, I spent at #AWP15, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ annual convention. There, I got lots of valuable information and had a great time running into writers I know from the… 591 more words