Photo Credit: Drew's Photo Shoots It felt like the first day of fall yesterday, a cool morning, on October 1. Fall improves my mood. The heat here in South Carolina can be unbearable. I am in my second year and instead of viewing time as slow and endless, it is speeding up. I came to… Continue reading How Is Your Poem Useful to the World?
I've driven through 13 states since the last day of my first year of graduate school. I've been busy roadtripping and visiting friends and family this summer. One state my partner and I drove through was Wyoming. Though "Big Sky Country" is designated for Montana, I see why it could also apply to Wyoming. While… Continue reading To Roadtripping and Year One Finally Finished
Image: Bruce Guenter I work at the Writing Center this semester, instead of teaching, which has been a quiet relief. I don't feel the rush, almost manic sense of urgency like I did last semester, juggling teaching, my classes, and my writing. I am a tutor at the Writing Center for 10 hours per week.… Continue reading The Writing Center
Image: Summer Skyes 11 I feel like I've been sleepwalking lately. Somnambulant. What a perfect word to describe this exact activity. The long “o” sounds. The way the “b” wants to bleed into the “l,” much like in “ambling.” Ambling leading to aimless. Aimless leading to wandering. Wandering. I was excited for the second semester,… Continue reading There Is No Winter Here and I’m Kind of Bummed About It
Image: Clemson Sometimes, when I get lonely, I listen to Matt’s music while washing a load of dishes or preparing food. It’s one way to be close to him without demanding his immediate attention or response. There’s a different facet to his voice and I can listen passively and think about when we used to… Continue reading Long Distance