Ys

Seer of ghosts & weaver of stories

(You are very much not forgotten)

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
Fingernail-Hold On Reality
Ys
ajodasso
I've updated my previous post with links to the pieces that were previously forthcoming.  There's new poetry to be had now, in link form.  Two are books (anthologies) that you can buy!

I'm two weeks into the final course requirements of this Teaching Fellowship / MFA Program, and I can honestly say I haven't had this much work since I was an undergraduate at Wellesley.  15 in-class hours per week (2 classes that meet twice a week each, back to back in the same classroom), 200-300 pages of reading per week, and already more mini-papers and in-class writing sessions (plus two presentations and two longer papers to come, all by June 30th) than I can count.  I can see why a three-semester MFA has advantages over a traditional four-to-six-semester MFA program, but between June 1st and June 30th, I'm being run ragged.

I use Twitter a lot more these days than I used to.  I think I've finally figured out how to be a useful, if not interesting, tweeter.  Or at least I hope I am.  There was a time when I used to update this blog religiously (i.e. back when I was an undergraduate, and even a little ways into my first go-round in graduate school), but I seriously think I forget how to be a useful blogger.  If I were to resurrect this blog once my term here at BU is up, what kinds of topics would you like to see me cover?  As many of you know, I'm best at blogging when I have questions to answer.  Otherwise, I just don't know what to talk about because there is, literally, too much to talk about.

(And it pains me that I don't feel safe talking specifically on social media right now about what's going on in my life.  Many of you know how difficult it's been since March, but private discourse is the best I can do for now.)

  • 1
Best of luck with all of the work you have to get done! ♥

I can never get the hang of Twitter. I just don't know what to say, haha!

Whatever is going on that's being so difficult for you (since I have no Need To Know), I send my sympathy and thoughts of strength and support.

*cheers you on with your coarse work*

*offers hugs for anything else*

And blog topics? I wandered here following a link to Sherlock fic, but stayed for the poetry and publishing stuff :)

Wishing you strength for getting through and better times! <3

I've been wondering if things were okay with you. Sending support.

I'd be interested in your thoughts on the current poetry milieu. I dropped out of the contemporary poetry map when I went to grad school - I didn't like much of the Berkeley/Oakland poetry scene at all, so I didn't participate - and now I'd like to go back to reading contemporary poetry seriously again. Where should I start?

Sending good thoughts.

As for questions, perhaps Thoughts on current trends in fanfiction? Types of AUs?

Wishing you all good things (including sleep), and *Hugs*

As for questions, of all the things you have read during your courses, what struck you the most?

Edited at 2016-06-08 04:59 am (UTC)

Sorry I'm late with this but I hope you had a happy birthday and I wish you a serene year ahead.

  • 1
?

Log in

No account? Create an account