First of all, Mom’s surgery was successful and she’s beginning to recover. I’m so grateful she’s okay and appreciative of the prayers for her. I had a hard time fighting back the “what if’s” that come along with a parent getting sick or going for a major surgery. It was such a relief to hear … More 2013 Resolutions: Walk Instead of Run
This past weekend, I spent some time in Indiana with about a dozen other writers who mostly met about three months ago at the Festival of Faith and Writing. We decided to come together because we’re all at similar places in our careers, like-minded in ideology and vision for our poetry, and we’re all outrageously … More Building Community
Another MFA residency is behind us, another group of students have begun their writing journey at Ashland, and another class has graduated. What a great two weeks! Everyone is off to their hometowns, and today, I enjoyed a nap, a movie with my kids, a walk, and grilling some burgers and vegetables. It was quiet, … More End of the Residency
The MFA Administrator Responds to Email at the Residency – A Found Poem The washer and dryer require payment, but they aren’t coin operated. You’ll needto swipe a gift cardyou can buyfrom the bookstore. If it is broken,we will need to submit a work ticket to fix it.