Thursday, April 21, 2011


Just a few days ago, I turned in my thesis 1 draft. What I had expected to feel was a sense of triumph, of exultation, of a certain tada! But as I had missed the office hours at the GLS house by about twenty minutes, my only recourse was to slip my manila envelope of pages between the two doors out front and walk away. Alone. There was no applause. There was no parade. There was no mayor around to shake my hand and give me the key to the city.

No one had warned me about the end of thesis 1 as being... well... totally anti-climactic.

Friday, April 15, 2011

rock, paper, scissors Call to All Current Hamline GLS Students

rock, paper, scissors Call for Editorial Board Members and Submissions
Openings on all boards:  poetry, fiction, and CNF
Open only to current Hamline GLS students
Serving on a board does not bar you from submitting (though you can't vote for your own piece; it's not that kind of opportunity:))
If interested, send an email with your contact info and preferred genre to or ASAP. 

For submitting, see info below.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Dog Books in Drag, or a Poet's Take on Writing Prose

Mark Doty considers himself a poet, and for good reason. He's written twelve books of poetry, and his latest collection, Fire to Fire, won the National Book Award for poetry in 2008. He's also the only American poet to win the U.K.-based T.S. Eliot award. But the prolific New Yorker has also written five books of prose, including Dog Years, a memoir revolving around his two retrievers (golden and black) that became a New York Times bestseller in 2007. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, Doty came to the St. Paul Central Library to read some of his work and talk about writing. He also waxed poetic about loss, goats and walls, among other things.