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The Story Behind “The Damage”

In which Emma has a dream come true and talks about it for you. AND MAKES HER SUMMARY RHYME. Continue reading

A manifesto of sorts / appearances / awesome kids we should all keep an eye out for / bad behavior in public places / Dear Johns from the Po Biz / edumacation / Emma is very lucky / Emma's theories on what makes for A Very Good Poetry Submission / Georgetown College / Inquiries into academics / IRL Drama Llama / learning patience slowly / magazines / mullings and ramblings / nonappearances / Notes to Gentle Reader / pedagogy / perfection is boring. period. / publishing (or not publishing / q & a / random musings / ranting and raving / re-purposing / Recharging the mental batteries / rejection slippage / requests / revision / shameless self-promotion / submissions / summations / teaching / The Georgetown Review / the poem factory / The Thoughts of a Poetry Fan Girl / The Twelve Days of Blogging / training / Winter tries to kill me / writing life / You gotta have friends

On the twelth day of blogging …

In which Emma returns from the abyss with some tips and tricks of the trade. Continue reading

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“Feel like letting my freak flag fly / Oh I feel like I owe it to someone”

In which Emma fights various permutations of The Man. Continue reading

2009 Is the Year of LOL / A festival of linkage / announcements / awesome presses / AWP 2009 / books / Brief Updating / Cue the Golden Girls theme song / disappearances / Emma hits a wall / Emma is cursed / Failure Schmailure / free stuff / Georgetown College / Groups Who Do Good Work / hopes and dreams / inspiration / IRL Drama Llama / learning patience slowly / magazines / NOT COOL. / Pass it on! / poetry superheroes / project runway / shameless self-promotion / Squee! / stalled / The Drama Llama / The Georgetown Review / The Head Trauma Drama Llama / The Thoughts of a Poetry Fan Girl / Very Excellent News / Winter tries to kill me / Won't you please come to Chicago / You gotta have friends

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

In which Emma offers many well-deserved plugs for fabulous people, places, poets, and projects. Continue reading

A festival of linkage / awesome presses / Conan O'Brien continues to crack me up / Dear Johns from the Po Biz / evaluations / hopes and dreams / magazines / mullings and ramblings / NaPoWriMo / random musings / ranting and raving / rejection slippage / submissions / the confessionals / the poem factory / writing life / [expletive deleted]

As for me, I am a watercolor. I wash off.

A visual aid to the forthcoming story provided by Eric Conveys an Emotion: One day at young writers’ camp, my friend Seth, who had just the night before been prescribed some incredibly strong decongestants for a stubborn cold, stumbled into breakfast with a well-bandaged hand. “Seth!” I said, “what’s with the hand?” “I punched myself … Continue reading

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Far and Wee

I am just now barely beginning to emerge from my flu-induced cocoon of suffering (yes, I said Cocoon of Suffering. I did. And I meant it.) and find myself with mid-terms to grade and two grant applications still to finish — yikes! Ah, well. The mid-terms shall be a pleasure, and the grant applications should … Continue reading

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Riding down the road along with the General, in that long black habit, and with feathers in her hat.

Yes, my fellow denizens of the blogosphere, that title can mean only one thing: tomorrow is my favorite, favorite, FAVORITE day of every Spring: the day we begin Hedda Gabler in my World Literature II class.  I remember my first experience teaching Hedda as being a bit shocking, as my students insisted that Hedda was, … Continue reading

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Awesome/Not Awesome (A Summation)

Things to be excited about: 65 degree weather in January. The witches are coming your way! Today, I received word that the first of the witch poems have been accepted for publication: one in the Indiana Review, three in Feminist Studies! I can’t even tell you how excited I am about this. My review copy … Continue reading