Guest Post: Inner Structures by Seth Jani

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At twenty-eight I have quietly, and without much explaining, maneuvered my life into a position where I can easily focus on writing. This means I currently work a slightly-better than minimum-wage service industry job with limited hours and as few demands on my brain as possible. It pays the bills and it’s meaningless enough that

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Guest Post: Creating a Handmade Life by Shavawn M. Berry

Shavawn Berry

When I finished my Master’s degree eighteen years ago, I had this Virginia Woolf-ish daydream of living in a cottage overlooking the sea – windows open to the salty air – companionship and solitude in perfect measure. I dreamed of writing books, I dreamed of teaching writing. I dreamed of “a room of my own”

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Guest Post: A Life in Poetry Ain’t for Sissies by Peter Serchuk

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Now into my sixth decade of life and my fourth decade as a serious writer of poems, I can say without hesitation that my life in poetry remains the most exhilarating, depressing, titillating, frustrating, constructive, destructive, enlightening, and numbing experience anyone could ever hope to avoid. While saying so may seem flip or even comical,

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Guest Post: Revision: Knowing When to Swing the Darlings-Axe by Allie Gove

Allie Gove

One of the first things that really struck me to hear from a writing teacher was this: “there is no good writing, only good re-writing.” As a first semester student in my first Intro to Creative Writing class (because yes, I did take it twice but at two different colleges), I knew next to nothing

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