Monday, February 13, 2012

Writerly Advice

Last spring poet Zack Rogow came to speak with us. Here's his blog filled with writerly advice! Check it out.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

How to Date a Writer

Funny blog post!

Friday, February 3, 2012

In Regards to Myself

There's a point when the paper stacks you have piled up against the wall get so thick that they compress back into the trees from whence they came.

I'm sure at least a thousand times a semester somebody reminds me of how much of a kindness it is to the self to stay on top of things, and every semester, my brain reboots and the stacks continue to grow.

It was when I sacrificed an entire class to answer the summons of my phone that it occurred to me that NOT procrastinating was never going to occur to me. I told myself that the best work I did was work under intense pressure, but I curtly replied to myself that in order for this to be true, there would have to actually BE work.

I did not like that I had said this to me, and we didn't speak for the rest of the day.

I cannot find my walls, or my floors, or that article that was supposed to be due yesterday. I no longer see papers and articles as things to be read; I see them as informational decorations that can be stored on shelves as eye candy for the intellectual brain. I blame my librarian instinct to categorize on the amount of paper hoarding I do, because blaming myself would only start another one of those damn arguments with me again.