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On Poets New to Poetry

Apr, 13 2018 | no responses

In poetry, the ideas that exceed us are like yeast in dough—gritty bits that irritate, germinate, and give the product its full flesh.

Small Miracles

Oct, 24 2017 | no responses

This thing that we do carries an energy that is crucial to our being able to wake up and rediscover the world around us again and again and again.

In Defense of Odd

Apr, 21 2017 | no responses

Not that being odd is currently under literary attack or anything, but I’ve been thinking about how certain pieces of writing are perfectly misshapen—a trapezoidal-peg-round-hole sort of thing—just enough to defy clear categorization.

Preach, Mama

Apr, 14 2017 | one response

I admitted, then, like a secret or a dare, “I’ve found myself writing preach, mama in the margins of the books I’m reading,” which has been the biggest puzzle to emerge out of many otherwise subtle changes.

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