2013 is the year of Awesome / appearances / bad behavior in public places / BOOM. / coffee / creepers / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / Doing / Embarrassing stories / Emma is very lucky / Emma's Adventures in Over-Analyzing / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Emma's theories on what makes for Very Good Poetry / Epic Cat Battles / Fear and how to face it / Free to Be You and Me / Frills and Fancies / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Language systems / Losing courage and other freakouts / mullings and ramblings / Mustachio'd Kitties / My meowing roommates / My nerves are bad tonight. Yes bad. / NaPoMo / New Fangled Technology and Whatnot / overthinking / perfection is boring. period. / Photography / poems / poetry / reading / readings / shameless cat photos / Statesboro / Stationary Objects and Collisions Therewith / summations / Thanks and thanks again / The Hunger Games / the poem factory / The Secret Life of Objects / thought for the day / What Emma is up to / Where You Can Find Me (Or At Least My Words) / writing life / You gotta have friends

Radio Free Gertrude

In which Emma writes about why it’s really hard for her to not bring up the formal wear store Frills and Fancies in every conversation, and also talks about her cats, duh. Continue reading

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AWP: Traditions, Revisions, Permissions (Or I’m Okay, You’re Okay, Let’s Skip The Dance Party)

She doesn’t even go here! Continue reading

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Sometimes things are exciting …

In which Emma talks about some Seriously Exciting Things and gives so many links your head may explode with all the awesome. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / Academic inquiries / accidental confessions / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / All-around amazing people / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / Another winter in a summer town / appearances / awesome / bad behavior in public places / bright shining spots in the very much dark / Chchchchanges / classroom / cool/not cool / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / definitions / disappearances / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma marvels at the wonder that is winter / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Epic Cat Battles / Facebook / Facebook memes / flickr / Georgia / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Hipstamatic / Home / How Emily Dickinson changed (saved?) my life / Inquiries into academics / inspiration / instagram / It is ON 2012 / learning / memes / Mr. Turkey / mullings and ramblings / My addiction to terrible television / My meowing roommates / nonappearances / odd comparisons and awkward metaphors / pedagogy / perfection is boring. period. / Photo for the day / Photography / plans / poem for the day / Poem of the Day! / poems / poetry / Poetry Rock Stars / poetry superheroes / poets / Pretty glimpses / random musings / ranting and raving / re-purposing / Recharging the mental batteries / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Shifting metaphors / Squee! / summations / Tangents that should be entires on their own / teaching / teaching writing / Thanks and thanks again / That Was The Week That Was / The evolution of Emma / The grind / the heft of cathedral tunes / the poem factory / The Secret Life of Objects / Turkeys are squooshy?! / What Emma is up to / where are you going where have you been / wonders and apparitions / writers conferences / writing community / writing life / writing teachers / You gotta have friends

That Was The Week That Was: Week Forty-Two

In which Emma combines Instagram, poetry, and general misanthropy in an attempt to make the most obnoxious blog entry ever. Continue reading

2012 / A manifesto of sorts / accidental confessions / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / All-around amazing people / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / awesome / bad behavior in public places / Bad girls and good girls gone bad / beer goggles / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / chapbooks / Chchchchanges / COLLECT! / cool/not cool / creative nonfiction / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / Department of Writing and Linguistics / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / drafts / Emma is very lucky / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / EPIC WIN / family / Fear and how to face it / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Future husbands / gardening / Georgia / Georgia Southern / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / Gertrude Stein (human version) / Going to eleven / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Happy accidents / hopes and dreams / inspiration / instagram / internet fads / It is ON 2012 / it is ON. / It's the end of the world as we know it / Jellyfish / Lana Del Ray / learning / learning patience slowly / living without linebreaks / Losing courage and other freakouts / mariners and the seas etc. / Movin' on / mullings and ramblings / multi-tasking / music / Mustachio'd Kitties / My addiction to terrible television / My Future Husband Josh Groban / My meowing roommates / My nerves are bad tonight. Yes bad. / my students / NaPoMo / NaPoWriMo / nonfiction / Notebooks / odd comparisons and awkward metaphors / On the book and putting it together / Other Poets / perfection is boring. period. / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / poem challenge / poems / poetry / Poetry as therapy / Poetry Exercises / Probably quite a bit TMI / ranting and raving / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / revision / shameless cat photos / Shifting metaphors / Simon and Garfunkel / Squee! / summations / Thanks and thanks again / The evolution of Emma / the genre line (and stepping over it) / The Hunger Games / the lyric essay / The only living boy in New York / the poem factory / The siege in the room / The Year of Projects / This entry brought to you by Tender Buttons / this is the end beautiful friend / Those Who Walk The Same Line / thought for the day / training / Uncategorized / What Emma is up to / where are you going where have you been / Who The Eff Cares? / wonders and apparitions / writing and not writing / writing community / writing life / writing room / writing space / writing teachers / You gotta have friends / [expletive deleted]

The Four-Month Grind: Stats and Averages

Player Stats and Data for Emma Bolden’s Four-Month-Long Writing Something A Day Project Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / A teacher's education / Academia / accidental confessions / aesthetic theory / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / All-around amazing people / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / awesome / awesome kids we should all keep an eye out for / bad behavior in public places / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / classroom / creative nonfiction / creative writing pedagogy / creepers / criticism / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / EPIC WIN / flickr / Friendship Is Magic / Georgetown College / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Inquiries into academics / inspiration / instagram / It is ON 2012 / learning / learning patience slowly / lolcats / Losing courage and other freakouts / META / My meowing roommates / my students / NaPoMo / NaPoWriMo / nonfiction / pedagogy / Photo for the day / Photography / poems / poetry / publishing / publishing (or not publishing / Resolutions / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Squee! / submissions / summations / teaching / teaching writing / Terrible unfunny puns / Thanks and thanks again / That Was The Week That Was / The Drama Llama / The evolution of Emma / The grind / the lyric essay / the poem factory / Thoughts of a Nonfiction Fan Girl / toys / What Emma is up to / writing community / writing life / writing teachers / You gotta have friends

That Was The Week That Was: Week Thirteen

In which Emma offers a glimpse of her week, mostly in terms of candy and cute animals. Continue reading

A teacher's education / accidental confessions / All-around amazing people / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / bad behavior in public places / Bizarre associations and other odd tendencies / bright shining spots in the very much dark / cartoons / Chantel Acevedo / classroom / controlled burns / creative nonfiction / criticism / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / drafts / Ear Worms / edumacation / Emma hits a wall / Emma is very lucky / Emma's theories on what makes for A Very Good Poetry Submission / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's theories on what makes for Very Good Poetry / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / EPIC WIN / Errata / evaluations / failed or otherwise / Failure Schmailure / Fear and how to face it / Fight the power! / Friendship Is Magic / ill omens / influences / inspiration / It is ON 2012 / Knottery / Lana Del Ray / learning / learning patience slowly / Losing courage and other freakouts / Macbeth doth murder sleep / Movin' on / mullings and ramblings / music / My addiction to terrible television / nonfiction / odd comparisons and awkward metaphors / perfection is boring. period. / Perspiration? Inspiration? / plans / poetry / Probably quite a bit TMI / publishing / publishing (or not publishing / random musings / ranting and raving / re-purposing / Recharging the mental batteries / revision / Shifting metaphors / submissions / Tangents that should be entires on their own / teaching / teaching writing / Thanks and thanks again / The evolution of Emma / where are you going where have you been / wonders and apparitions / writing and not writing / writing community / writing life / writing teachers / You gotta have friends

Koopa Troopin’

In which Emma develops a metaphor out of the original Super Mario Brothers game. Continue reading

2012 / 365 / A festival of photos / Academia / Academic inquiries / Alice B. Toklas (feline version) / All-around amazing people / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / appearances / Art and life and love and The Big Stuff / Artist's Renditions / awesome / AWP / AWP 2012 / AWP Chicago / bad behavior in public places / books / contemporary poetry / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / disagreeable/agreeable / disappearances / DUENDE / education / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma's attempts at normal life / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / EPIC FAIL / Epic Fail? EPIC WIN! / EPIC WIN / evaluations / Fear and how to face it / Fish have bad intentions. / flickr / Free to Be You and Me / Friendship Is Magic / Georgetown College / graduate school / gratuitous photos of whatnot / hopes and dreams / Hotel / inspiration / instagram / It is ON 2012 / Jellyfish / learning / My meowing roommates / my students / no words / Notes to Gentle Reader / Perspiration? Inspiration? / Photo for the day / Photography / plot / poems / poetry / poetry superheroes / poets / reading / readings / Retrospectitating / Retrospective / shameless cat photos / Simon and Garfunkel / So long / Squee! / teaching / teaching writing / Thanks and thanks again / That Was The Week That Was / The evolution of Emma / The only living boy in New York / The Thoughts of a Poetry Fan Girl / The Year of Projects / Thoughts of a Nonfiction Fan Girl / What Emma is up to / what I don't write about / where are you going where have you been / Won't you please come to Chicago / writers conferences / writing community / writing life / writing teachers / You gotta have friends / [expletive deleted]

That Was The Week That Was: Week Eight (And A Bit More)

In which Emma provides little commentary on her AWP experience and a whole lotta pictures which are kinda belated. Continue reading

A teacher's education / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / bad behavior in public places / creative nonfiction / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / Dad / disagreeable/agreeable / education / edumacation / Emma's attempts at real life (failed or otherwise) / Fear and how to face it / fighting foorballers / Georgia / Harry Potter / It is ON 2011 / living without linebreaks / music / nonfiction / summations / teaching / teaching writing / Thoughts of a Nonfiction Fan Girl / where are you going where have you been / wonders and apparitions / writing life / zuihitsu

A Sarah Lawrence Graduate Experiences This Football Thing

In which Emma attempts to make some sense of this football thing people are always talking about. Continue reading

2009 Is the Year of LOL / A festival of photos / Amazing discoveries and wondrous visions / Another winter in a summer town / appearances / awesome kids we should all keep an eye out for / bad behavior in public places / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / disappearances / Emma is very lucky / Emma marvels at the wonder that is winter / Emma miraculously survives another holiday / Emma's dsyfunctional relationship with Diet Coke / Epic Cat Battles / EPIC FAIL / EPIC WIN / Georgetown College / Gertrude Stein (feline version) / gratuitous photos of whatnot / Home / Invasion of the Poetsnatchers / IRL Drama Llama / Kentucky is the tundra / Labyrinths and Minotaurs / Probably quite a bit TMI / readings / Recharging the mental batteries / SCHMOE! / shameless cat photos / Snow days / Stick Figure Pedagogy / Stick figures ARE art / summations / teaching / The big move / VAMPY / Verbally and Methematically Precocious Youth

Happy New Years and Such, Facebook Addict Style

In which Emma lazily allows The Facebooks to do her end-of-and-beginning-of-year-summations for her. Continue reading