What I'm Reading: Carrie Ryan's The Dark and...
Last night, I finished reading the third installment in Carrie Ryan’s Forest of Hands and Teeth series. These books are beautiful. And terrifying. All at the same time. Carrie Ryan is an excellent writer. The characters are strong and defined; the narration is vivid. Each of these stories has something meaningful to say about life and living, family, and love. I wish people went crazy...
Poetry I'm Reading: Halflife by Meghan O'Rourke
I discovered the title poem in one of the texts for a creative writing class I took last year. It lead me to pick up this collection, and I have been enjoying it. I can’t wait for the next one in October.
Another Lullaby for Insomniacs by A.E. Stallings... →
I’ve always liked the pantoum as a poetic form.
As a poet, I’ve always hated the fact that poetry often intimidates people. ...– Gregory Orr, Poetry as Survival
Some thoughts on e-books.
There is just something about books that I find so delightful. Stacks of books on my table. Bookshelves stuffed to capacity. The whisper of a turning page. These are just three of the reasons I don’t want an e-reader. I can’t stand the thought of trading my shelves of real, tangible, beautiful books for a tablet of digital versions, pictures of pages on a screen. And I don’t...
My College Writing Life
My last semester of college begins later this month, and since I will be taking my English senior seminar, the class in which we have to compile a portfolio of our college writings, I thought I’d get a head start on gathering all my papers together. So, I made a list of every college English paper I’ve ever written. Turns out I’ve written 17 papers over the last four years....