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MFA Update: Preparing My First Peer Piece

When I chose my MFA program (btw, got in everywhere all my paperwork made it in!), I had a matter of a few weeks to turn in my first writing. 317 more words


Edgar Allan Poe: Short Stories

This week, for our last assignment before the final project is due, we had three short stories to read by Edgar Allan Poe: “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Black Cat”, and “The Cask of Amontillado.” 675 more words


Assam Rifles leh MFA in football talent hunt buatsaih dawn

Assam Rifles leh Mizoram Football Association tangdun chuan May 1 atanga 9 chhung hian Lammual ah mipa leh hmeichhe tan K Kawla U-19 Football Talent Hun Tournament a buatsaih dawn a. 312 more words



Here and there, now and again, I write little “cobwebs” I call them.

They’re little notes scribbled on the edges of my grocery lists and lesson plans. 412 more words

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We're Almost There!

The semester is coming to a close a little too quickly for my liking; I’ve got less than two weeks to go before I’m done with my first year at SNC! 171 more words


Meet the Writer: Jodi Paloni @Press53 @JodiPaloni #environment #poetry #fiction #giveaway

Today, Grab the Lapels welcomes Jodi Paloni to the Meet the Writer series. I’ve asked Jodi questions about her two very different graduate degrees — one in environmental studies and the other in creative writing — and you read about how poetry may serve a purpose to the poet, but doesn’t have to be published to have meaning. 1,806 more words

Meet The Writer

On Influence

I recently picked up my old copy of The Triggering Town by Richard Hugo, and there was a crumpled up sticky note attached to the back of the book that must have clung onto the back of it for years, for I don’t remember writing it, but it is undoubtedly my loopy, ten-year-old-boy handwriting—and this note, which also must have survived two cross-country moves—says, “This is my philosophy on writing about place,” with “place” underlined three times, and an arrow pointing toward the corner of the book. 1,999 more words