What We’re Reading

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron: This classic self-help recovery for creatives book has given me back my sealegs after beginning the MFA. Fighting imposter syndrome, feeling creatively blocked, wondering whether or not poetry is a worthwhile pursuit? This book's week by week readings and activities get me out of my head. Right now I'm … Continue reading What We’re Reading

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Twitter is a Viable Place for Poetry Don’t @ Me

I came to Twitter late for someone whose birthday toes the line between Gen Y and Gen Z, meaning I used my first hashtag sophomore year of college rather than my sophomore year of high school. To this day I wouldn’t consider myself fluent in tweets or memes; I’m much more comfortable exploring astrology threads … Continue reading Twitter is a Viable Place for Poetry Don’t @ Me

Five Tricks to Succeed and Survive the Writing Ultra-Marathon (10-16hrs)

  We tend to idealize the writing marathon. Such a delicious, romantic image of writing all day, so into your craft you forget to eat etc. But suppose you do get that one day to make up for all the others you missed, how do you make the marathon (6+ hour chunks of writing time) … Continue reading Five Tricks to Succeed and Survive the Writing Ultra-Marathon (10-16hrs)

Applying to Grad School? A Quick (Real) Guide to Applying to MFAs

Application season is a dreadful, exhausting season for many MFA-seeking writers. It's true when they say ('they' being current MFA students, past applicants, and program faculty) applying to MFA programs is not for the feint of heart. For one, it takes forever. Researching and deciding on your top schools is not a simple task. Most … Continue reading Applying to Grad School? A Quick (Real) Guide to Applying to MFAs

What We’re Reading (when we’re not reading submissions)

Today's "What We're Reading" comes from Mirri Glasson-Darling (fiction editor for tmr) who shares her current reading stack and shares a little about why these books rule. Check them out! When My Brother Was an Aztec: "Diaz is such a master of imagery. I heard her read last year and it was incredible but as … Continue reading What We’re Reading (when we’re not reading submissions)

Poem Review: “When I Kiss You, A Casket Opens” by beyza ozer

  “When I Kiss You, A Casket Opens” begins its first line in the middle of a response that has no discernible ending— “this is not terrorism/this is toxic masculinity”— it is a reaction, a refusal, a riot against the mass media that twists its angles for the right endorsement and against the culture that twists … Continue reading Poem Review: “When I Kiss You, A Casket Opens” by beyza ozer