Tomorrow I am moving from Seattle to Boston, where I will begin my MFA in creative writing next week. Ironically this has made it difficult for me to write lately. I’ve been so busy trying to spend time with friends and enjoy the northwest before I go, that when it comes time to write I’m just plumb tuckered out. Pretty soon, however, I’ll be spending the majority of my time writing and reading poetry. Should be fun.
Because of this change in my life, the nature of this blog may change as well. I will still share poetry, but it will be far more selective. As an MFA student I want only work that has at least a veneer of polish to be available publicly. So far the poems here have been mostly rough drafts or older work from school, now I want to wait until it’s been workshopped. My weekly posts will have more to do with my life as a student and reflections upon the work I’m both producing and encountering. Hopefully this will give me a chance to step back from the work and get some perspective. We shall see. Thank you, handful of readers, for your support. I hope this change is positive for the blog as well as my life.