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Sunday, November 28, 2010

bits

hi, phyllis!
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i bought my plane ticket to nyc. will be spending four days in the ciy in late janurary. then i head off to dc for awp, then off to new hampshire to spend 8 weeks at the macdowell colony. eight weeks. goodness. that's a lot of time. i'm so grateful.
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"...memory believes before knowing remembers. believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders."
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who said that?
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faulkner
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you must forgive me: this blog has lately become macdowell colony central. i'm not bragging about my upcoming residency. i'm just beyond happy to be going back. i've spent the last year working as a cashier. yeah, that iowa mfa is really paying off! ha. anyways: i'm not complaining about my job. really. i could get a gig teaching 4 sections of composition a semester, but i decided long ago to put my writing first. i've spent years (repeat: YEARS) working on my first collection. granted: i've been lucky enough to get some amazing residencies and fellowships, but often i've had to get a so-so job in order to fully concentrate on my poems. once again: i'm not complaining. i know i made the right choice.
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border songs.
border songs.
border singing.
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This was my desk a year ago, when I spent a month at the MacDowell Colony...
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2 comments:

fangsandclause said...

Hey, I just want to send a shout out for mediocre jobs that support your writing. Good for you!

Kells said...

Your macdowell post and links inspire me. I've never been so I like living vicariously through you and the others who've gone.