“Pain is filtered in the poem so that it becomes finally, in the end, pleasure.” – Mark Strand. I got my first dose of Strand’s poetry last year in Intro to Creative Writing. Soon after I checked out my campus library’s copy of Dark Harbor. After that I was hooked. I ended up hoarding the campus library’s […]Read More The Minute I Saw Mark Strand Trending on Twitter I Knew He was Dead.
I am 20.Hello 20, goodbye any hope of being a cool teenager. Anyway, I am celebrating it the best way I know how: music. I have created a playlist of twenty songs, one song for every year. Some of the decisions were difficult, but most of the songs in the playlist are songs I can […]Read More Today is my birthday.