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Anna Leahy
Author | Tumor (nonfiction) | Aperture (poetry) | Director MFA in Creative Writing | [views are my own]
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Anna Leahy 21h
It’s time for a poetry book order. Wow, this new Mary Ruefle! And I have my eye on Carolyn Forché’s forthcoming book. What else is new or forthcoming and a must-read poetry book? Do tell!
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Anna Leahy 21h
Replying to @AMLeahy
“You tell me you are a poet. If so, our destination is the same. I find myself now the boatman, driving a taxi at the end of the world. I will see you arrive safely, my friend, I will get you there.” —In the Lateness if the World, Carolyn Forché
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Kathy Fagan 23h
Would so appreciate all the RTs you can muster for our marvelous poetry ms prize, for which I'm judging this year. All proceeds go to winner & toward publication of their book.
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Foster 🌈 23h
Both of my short story collections sold. The first one did so well that I was able to make the jump to writing full-time. The second one comes out in November. If I’d tried to publish a novel first or “earn” a story collection by getting prestige bylines, I’d still be waiting.
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Anna Leahy 22h
“Man is like the statue whispering about the marble chiseled from his mouth. / You are the guardian of this statue, standing in your silent world.” —In the Lateness of the World, forthcoming by in a poem for
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Anna Leahy 22h
“Still voice. Fire that is no fire. Ahead years unknown to be lived— ... This is how the earth becomes, you said, a grotto of skeletons.” —In the Lateness of the Workd, Carolyn Forché (forthcoming in March)
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Matt Bell Sep 20
This primer on how book deals work is about as clear as it gets. Saving this one for the next time I’m sharing the basics with my students.
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Maggie Smith Sep 20
Think back to the person you were five, ten, twenty years ago—the person who could not have imagined the life you have now, the path you’ve made for yourself, the obstacles you've pushed past. That person would be proud of you. Look around you: it is enough. Keep moving.
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Randon Billings Noble Sep 19
"I like to think of the lyric essay as a poem wearing comfortable clothes. It invites you in for coffee, offers you the most comfortable chair to sit in, doesn’t try to impress you." ~ Sheryl St. Germain (h/t )
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Anna Leahy Sep 19
I am stoked about the Marge Piercy and Sarah Manguso readings for the next in two weeks!
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Anna Leahy Sep 19
Replying to @WritingNana
I’m not sure everyone is able to discover the beauty in collaboration during grad school, but I’m smiling about your comment.
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Anna Leahy Sep 19
Huge data breach for online education student textbook provider. I think they were breached last year too.
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Anna Leahy Sep 19
Replying to @JohnMattson
Indeed!
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𝙹𝙼𝙻𝙰 Sep 19
Replying to @AMLeahy
Lay a wallaby baby ball away, AL.
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Anna Leahy Sep 19
Thank goodness someone else noticed that today is a palindrome day. I have told two people, and both have looked at me as if it’s goofy to notice such things. I was hoping it was a prime number too, but it’s not.
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Anna Leahy Sep 19
This is part of what I was trying to get at when I said that the 1-10 pain scale is sometimes tough for patients to use. This whole thread is worth reading.
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Alex Haagaard Sep 18
Replying to @alexhaagaard
And it's not that being in less pain has made my pain tolerance worse. It's that chronic pain works kind of like "alarm fatigue." After a certain point, you just stop consciously registering the sensory signal.
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Cary Elwes Sep 17
There’s a shortage of perfect movies in this world. It would be a pity to damage this one.
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Anna Leahy Sep 18
Scooted right over to for featuring Chapman U MFA alum and hosted by . What a terrific series!
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Anna Leahy Sep 18
Replying to @SarahEMC2 @sonyahuber
Yes, every Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner should order a copy of Pain Woman Takes Your Keys! I’m glad you do this.
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