Who Says It’s Over?

I don't feel like a very patriotic person these days. I'm not proud of America—neither now nor of our past. I don't really understand what American culture is and, when I do, it makes me sad and angry to think that foreigners associate Americans with loud, pushy, short-sentenced, nouveau riche, white men. At a Gillian …

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What I’ve Learned about Forgiveness

In light of the #metoo movement, I've come across some interesting discussions about the role of forgiveness--whether it's an outdated concept, what its utility even is, who gets to give and receive it. I've been on this long road of forgiveness for a few years myself, and I've done some helpful reading on the topic, …

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New Poem: “American Bison”

Hello, everyone! Long time no see. It's been a little crazy here starting a new semester and a new job, but I promise I've been up to things. The lovely online poetry mag Muse /A Journal just came out with their gorgeous fifth issue, and my poem "American Bison" (hmmm, wonder what it could be about?) …

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New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, Land of Circles

After two and a half weeks in the high-altitude New Mexico desert sun, I confess my summer freckles have returned. I like to think of them as my skin’s seasonal blossoming. They’re little circular perennials, roots dug deep and hibernating all winter long, waiting for a warm week to reappear. I stayed in Abiquiú, New …

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