The adventure begins

December 2nd, 2014

I’m dusting off my blog. A new adventure is about to begin. I’ve been accepted to the low-residency MFA program in poetry at Pacific University in Oregon and my first residency begins in January.

I want to use this space to write about the experience – both logistically, as an international student; and intellectually, as a place to think out loud about what I’m learning and to share poems and poets I find exciting.

I’m expecting a lot of hard work and not enough hours in the day. I’m expecting to be doing homework during the boys’ hockey practices and waking up before the rest of the family. I’m expecting a lot of packages in the mail and international shipping charges. I’m expecting to be challenged. I’m expecting a lot of revisions.

I’m expecting to have the time of my life.


3 Responses to “The adventure begins”

  1. Tracy on December 24, 2014 4:03 am

    I check in periodically to see if you have started posting again. You did, and with wonderful news! Congratulations and good luck! I look forward to reading your blog again!

  2. Jennifer on December 27, 2014 9:53 pm

    Tracy, and you’ll never guess who one of my teachers will be: Eduardo Corral!!

  3. Tracy on December 30, 2014 5:01 am

    Oh my, what a SMALL world! That is just absolutely fabulous! I don’t remember if I told you how I know him, but we’ve known each other since first grade, back when he was Eddie :) This is like two of my worlds colliding! Can’t wait to read more!

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