Monthly Archives: October 2011

The Circus in Links


The eight-show run of The Circus in Winter: the Musical is at an end, but here are some links to news coverage, photos, videos, even a TV commercial about this amazing project.

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How to Ask for a Letter of Recommendation for MFA Programs


Dear former student o’ mine, Thanks for your email/Facebook message asking for a LOR. I’m glad to hear that you want to pursue a graduate degree in creative writing. This is one of those moments in life—like graduation, marriage, the … Continue reading

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The Story of Jennie Dixianna


The first thing I did upon meeting Jennie Dixianna was kill her. I’ve regretted the decision ever since. Over time, she became many things–acrobat, femme fatale, incest survivor, superwoman–but she was ephemeral and vague when she first popped into my … Continue reading

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