Wednesday, May 13, 2015

end of it

I'm alive, and what a semester it's been.

(surgerythesistravelingteachingAHHHH)

It's unreal to me how much can squeeze into just three months. I feel a little dizzy on the other side of it, like I'd been swimming laps as fast as I could and hadn't come up for air, and now I have, and everything's bright and shining and spinning. Anyways, yeah, a few days ago I graduated with my MFA in poetry from North Carolina State University (yay!). I have tons and tons and tons of pictures, and many more stories, of what I've been up to, but I think I'll just stick with the pictures. They're supposed to say a thousand words, right? I'll let them talk for me. 

Here are some film snapshots from my running around with the best people (and poets) around:



Thursday, February 5, 2015

life lately: January



What's New:

  • Two publications came online! My poem in Rattle and my book review in The Adroit Journal.
  • I was awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize!
  • I began my final semester of graduate school. (jinkies!)
In less pleasant news, my health has worsened. I have had a series of appointments and have finally confirmed a surgery date for the first week of March. This is both terrifying and a relief, and I'm trying not to think about it too much as I head towards my thesis defense at the end of this month. This year is already such a rollercoaster!

On Tuesday, however, I received word that I had been accepted to The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop this summer! This was a much needed bright spot, as I've been needing something to look forward to other with my surgery looming in the future. I am thrilled about this opportunity and I think it will do me a lot of good. In bracing myself for the significant dent my surgery will have on my savings, I put together my first ever GoFundMe campaign to help ease the cost of my workshop tuition this summer. If you're at all interested/have a couple bucks to spare, you can find out more here!

And now, pictures!

Friday, December 12, 2014

friday flashback: summer nights at the fair


I hate winter. Like, pretty much I hate everything about it (except for Christmas, fiiiine). I'm a summer girl through and through—I love California, love beaches and picnics and bike rides, love the month of June. So, because I'm stuck in Michigan at the moment freezing my tuckus off, I thought I'd reminisce about summertime. :) These photos are from when Henrik and I rode our bikes to the fair this summer. Town fairs are the best! When summer rolls around again, check your town paper to see if any are around, and then go! This one was in the parking lot of a high school here in Ann Arbor. :) It's a cheap, fun date, and who can say no to cotton candy and popcorn??















green figure skater dress: American Apparel | lace collared blouse: vintage | glitter Juju jelly sandals: ASOS
smiley hologram bag: Sway Chic

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