On Giving Yourself Grace

Friday, March 23, 2018

I have an MFA in poetry. For three years I read 3-4 books a week– novels, critical theory, craft, and everything in between– plus countless essays and poems and short stories. Not to mention the endless reams of classmates’ work, student papers, and submissions to the literary journal where I served as poetry editor for some of that time. On top of all that reading, I wrote. I wrote furiously…