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From the Journals #1: early 2013
"The purpose of poetry is to remind us how difficult it is to remain just one person, for our house is open, there are no keys in the doors, and invisible guests come in an out at will." - Czesław Miłosz I'm taking a creative writing class in poetry now, he...
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Being a Baker
Working
at the Main Library has surprising advantages. Just now I stepped out of my
office, walked five paces across the hall, scanned a badge, and walked under
the civic center plaza to the elevator that stretches from beneath the earth up
to the mayor’s o...
Being a Baker
Being a Baker
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At the close of nine years
I'm moving to Texas in less than two months. I've lived in Long Beach now for nine years. Already I have stacks of books covering my dining room table that I'll be reading for my PhD program in the fall. I've quietly begun the tedious work of sorting and cl...
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Happy Birthday
It must have been a decade ago, or nearly, that I wrote this poem for a friend. It was coded verse in her voice to someone else, and today its strange metaphor was born in the most literal sense of labor and breath. So I'm posting it here today. Welcome to ...
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Again in Gilead
I just finished reading this for the second time last week, thanks to the forever book group of Grace. It was equally as lovely the second time around, and while reading it, I wrote down a dozen more quotes from the incomparable Ames, who is both too beauti...
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Grief
I wrote the following about nine months ago, but it didn't feel right to post at the time. I still mean every word. In the film Wives and Daughters , and the book by Elizabeth Gaskell which inspired it, Squire Hamley lives through the deaths of both his wif...
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the year of bad poetry
Last night, after having spent the day with two of my favorite people—one a writer, the other a musician—I sat down at my computer with a glass of red wine and I wrote a terrible poem. It was so bad, I'm pretty sure I won't even bother trying to edit it int...
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what the new year holds
Today marks the beginning of a new year, and with that, new resolutions to be or to do things differently. I used to have a bad habit of starting new blogs with new years, eventually finding myself spread so thin over a handful of platforms that all of them...
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Reviewing Books in an Age of Self-Publishing
A lot of people are talking about whether or not it's possible to develop a literary canon in an age of self-publishing. When there are no gatekeepers, how do we know what to keep for future generations? Those who've had the gates slammed in their faces fin...
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Reviewing Books in an Age of Self-Publishing
A lot of people are talking about whether or not it's possible to develop a literary canon in an age of self-publishing. When there are no gatekeepers, how do we know what to keep for future generations? Those who've had the gates slammed in their faces fin...
Reviewing Books in an Age of Self-Publishing
Reviewing Books in an Age of Self-Publishing
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