Exploring Baltimore’s Literary History

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Baltimore has a pretty great literary scene; one that most people overlook, unfortunately. Not only is the current scene vibrant and communal (is this where I give shout-outs to some of the other… Continue reading

Writer’s Advice: Looking for Truth

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As you all know, Industry Night is looking to publish and we can’t do so without your amazing submissions. That being the case, I reached out to my writing network and announced our… Continue reading

Samuel Best — Elvis

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Elvis By Samuel Best I slick my hair back, curl my lip, point my finger at the mirror like a gun. Pow, looking good. I sing out a low ‘uh-huh’ and turn my… Continue reading

Working-Class Studies

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Working-class. Anyone who has read or thought for any time about the idea of class knows that it can be a slippery concept. What are the measurable factors that determine class? What is… Continue reading

Michelle Junot — The Arrangement

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The Arrangement By Michelle Junot Digit-digit, digit-digit, digit-digit, enter, letter-letter, enter, letter-letter-letter, enter, tab, digit, enter, digit, enter, letter, enter, letter, digit-digit, enter, letter, return. Digit-digit, digit-digit, digit-digit, enter, letter-letter, enter, letter-letter-letter, enter,… Continue reading

The Stages of Service

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I’ve worked plenty of service jobs. In fact, all of my jobs except the one at which I currently work have been directly dealing with customers. I’ve been a restaurant server, a retail… Continue reading

I’m Going to Work

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My own blog is empty because of these moments. The cushion isn’t high enough. Perhaps I need more coffee, who is even going to read this? Everything feels more important – how can… Continue reading

the nature of things

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This past May, the newest batch of graduates ended their tenure at University of Baltimore’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts program, each with an MFA and published collection… Continue reading

Do Work

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Disclosure time: I took a summer job that has nothing to do with writing or teaching, because it paid well. It is mostly an office job, the type in which one needs to… Continue reading

small moments in a café

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A few days ago, i celebrated my one year anniversary…..of writing haiku. Of all the forms of poetry i’ve come across, haiku feel the best fit with how i think/art, though i recently… Continue reading