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creative writing

Announcing: An online CNF course!

In the new year I'm finally going to make my dream of teaching online happen! I'm currently developing a 6 week course on what I call "CNF outliers" -- a look at unique forms in the creative non-fiction genre including flash non-fiction, the prose poem, the lyric essay and the hermit crab essay. I've wanted… Continue reading Announcing: An online CNF course!

creative writing, creativity, poetry, spirituality

Shortlisted: Room’s 2015 Poetry Prize

What makes a poem? I've asked songwriters this question. "What inspired this? How did this amazing thing happen? Where do songs come from?" When I asked my friend, Eryn, she shrugged, raising her hands as if to say "I don't know" but also laughing a bit as she gestured mysteriously to the heavens. With songs… Continue reading Shortlisted: Room’s 2015 Poetry Prize

creative writing, personal history

Boston Marriage

My forever sweetheart and I were married in Boston five years ago. We joined hands in a ceremony with our children on a full moon Thursday at the Arnold Arboretum -- a gem of stunning greenery in what's known as Boston's Emerald Necklace, a 4.5 km2 stretch of parks and waterways that includes the city's… Continue reading Boston Marriage