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notes from a creative writing PhD candidate

ultrarunner anton krupicka – in the high country

“In the High Country is an impressionistic mountain running film: a visual essay about a life in the mountains. It looks at running from a new perspective, both visually and … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

notable mention in the best american essays 2014!!

An essay I wrote in graduate school, “Missed,” was published last year in The Masters Review, an annual journal of graduate student writing.  Last year’s volume featured ten writers whose work … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

the 2014 woodrow wilson bridge half marathon in washington, d.c.

I completed my second half marathon yesterday–and beat my first time by nearly 5 minutes! As most runners will tell you, once you complete a half, you’re addicted.  As I … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

“grief calls us to the things of this world”

The morning air is all awash with angels —Richard Wilbur, “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World” The eyes open to a blue telephone In the bathroom of … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

“balloons” | a poem by sylvia plath

Since Christmas they have lived with us, Guileless and clear, Oval soul-animals, Taking up half the space, Moving and rubbing on the silk Invisible air drifts, Giving a shriek and … Continue reading

October 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

stephen king, “on writing: a memoir of the craft”

“Life isn’t a support-system for art.  It’s the other way around.” Steven King’s book impressed me beyond my expectations: he’s hilarious, inspiring, and a fantastic teacher.  Sure, he’s made millions with … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

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