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2017 Moravian College Writers’ Conference

I am so excited to announce that I will be a workshop presenter at the Moravian College Writers’ Conference, February 3-4, 2017. Please mark your calendars to join me and …

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Art is a Basic Need

So.  The Nature of Words, the organization to which I’ve given a significant amount of my time and attention — especially over the past eighteen months — is closing its …

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Vomit On A Plane: A Lesson in Perspective

My family and I recently traveled back to Central Oregon after an extended stay in New England.  We had just boarded the plane for the second leg of our three-plane …

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On the Virtues of Crying: A Graduation Speech

Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program Winter 2014, Freeport, Maine Thank you, Dean Tuchinsky, Justin, Annie, Robin, Stonecoast faculty and staff, friends, families, graduates and distinguished guests.  I am so …

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On the Lyric Essay

In preparation for my recent graduate student presentation on the lyric essay, I came across an array of interesting quotes and ideas about what, exactly, the lyric essay is.  From …

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