2015, Archives, December 2015, The MFA Years

My Process: Write into the Heartland

Two clicks southwest of Iowa City: Past the neon BILLION sign that stakes the auto dealer’s bumper crop, past the blue-lit plains of the muni airport, shimmering from atmosphere, lies an aortic tangle of country roads all leading to the Heartland. Heartland is made of grain silos and metal threshers; it’s made of steakhouses archly… Continue reading My Process: Write into the Heartland

2015, Archives, August 2015, The MFA Years

David Ye Introduction (Iowa Writer’s Workshop ’17)

This time last year I’d been holed up in the second-floor bedroom of a ramshackle house in Queens, where I paid $250 a month to split a small room with my freshman year roommate. We lived across the street from a family of motorcycle enthusiasts, spent nights listening to backyard karaoke and quinceanera celebrations. We… Continue reading David Ye Introduction (Iowa Writer’s Workshop ’17)