“Bird by Bird” is not about birds

This is my second year as a writing fellow at CUNY. Afforded a good deal of freedom in the role this year, I have been rooting around for helpful writing resources for students (and for myself). In the fall, several people recommended Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott. One… Continue reading “Bird by Bird” is not about birds

Puzzling over a massacre

"There is nothing intelligent to say about a massacre."Kurt Vonnegut For about three years now, I have been trying to find something intelligent to say about a massacre. I am not sure that I have made much progress, but I have just submitted my most recent attempt to a journal, so I guess we will… Continue reading Puzzling over a massacre