Reviews, The Books, The Life

Book Review – Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980

Title: Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980 Author: Lucille Clifton Pages: 276 Rating: 5/5 How do I review this book? To say that I loved it does not even come close. A few weeks ago, I only knew one poem by Lucille Clifton -- "won't you celebrate with me". For the last few years,… Continue reading Book Review – Good Woman: Poems and a Memoir 1969-1980

Graduate Life, The Life

A Fiction Girl in a Poetry World | Marginalia

Another one of my blogs is up on Columbia College Chicago's Marginalia blog! In an earlier post of mine entitled “Life, Magic, and the MFA,” I mentioned there being think-pieces on how Creative Writing programs may stifle creativity by forcing a growing writer to limit their art to within the self-imposed confines of a label. I also… Continue reading A Fiction Girl in a Poetry World | Marginalia


Lord, In My Heart

Lord, In My Heart For Countee Cullen   Holy haloesRing me round Spirit waves onSpirit sound Meshach andAbednego Golden chariotSwinging low I recite themin my sleep Jordan's coldand briny deep Bible lessonsSunday school Bow before theGolden Rule Now I wonder If I tried Could I turn myCheek aside Marveling withAfterthought Let the blow fallSaying naught Of my true Christ-like control And the nature of my soul Would I strike withrage divine Till… Continue reading Lord, In My Heart