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notes from a creative writing PhD candidate

jack kerouac | 30 beliefs & techniques for modern prose

I gave this to an undergraduate creative writing class once, and they almost shit themselves.  “WTF is this?  Was he, like, drunk when he wrote it?”  “How are we supposed … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

to what degree?: MA in english lit vs. MFA in creative writing

It took a single haphazardly chosen elective to alter the course of my academic path.  In the final semester of my senior year at James Madison University I enrolled in my first creative … Continue reading

May 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

poll: kerouac favorites

It’s a difficult question: If you had to choose your favorite Kerouac book, what would it be?  & Why? I haven’t read all of his works, but I’ve devoured, multiple … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

jack kerouac’s “fifteen strange seconds”

“I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn’t know who I was–I … Continue reading

May 9, 2014 · Leave a comment

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