Treasure Box

Treasure Box: September 2016

It’s time for September’s Treasure Box! ♦ Owen Ellickson’s hilarious “Trump Leaks” tweets–collected here! ♦ This is fascinating: here are two different reads on the full-blown industry behind gold farming, or earning video game currency to exchange for real money (one from an American and one from a Chinese perspective). ♦ Great interview with Wendy Xu and 6… Continue reading Treasure Box: September 2016

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion: Ode to Repression

I’m spotlighting some older poetry of mine (well, older as in more than a year ago) that I never posted. This is one of the first poems I’ve written since high school and couldn’t believe I hadn’t posted it before. Enjoy, possibly.  ODE TO REPRESSION The maiden desert, with its barren dunes and pits, Is no less beautiful… Continue reading Poetry in Motion: Ode to Repression

Life Update

Life Update 9/18 – 9/25: Back to School

So last week was my first week back at school! This is my third–and quite possibly final–year as an undergrad, so it’s especially exciting. I’ve been settling into the new apartment and attending a few welcome week events with the roommate’s church group, but really the important thing was the start of the new year… Continue reading Life Update 9/18 – 9/25: Back to School

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion: Spirit Board

Hey! So I realized I still had a few poems left that I haven’t posted–from my workshop application! These are a little older and more conceptual/less surreal. They’re almost certainly rougher, but I thought it would be fun to post them unaltered. Here’s the first, “Spirit Board.” Hope you enjoy!  You lay your hands over mine as I… Continue reading Poetry in Motion: Spirit Board

Life Update

Life Update 9/11 – 9/17: End of Summer

This is it. It’s not my last day of summer–classes don’t start till Wednesday–but today, I will be flying back to NorCal for college. This week has really been wrapping things up–the most ‘exciting’ thing that happened was a tooth extraction–but things have been productive on the writing front. I’m on good pace to finish… Continue reading Life Update 9/11 – 9/17: End of Summer

Writing

Writing Wednesday: What I Learned from Mentorship

If you’re on Book Twitter, you know there’s been a huge and ongoing conversation around diversity. In light of recent events, there’s a lot that smarter people than me could discuss about the toxicity of Internet culture and the failure of Twitter in particular to prevent online harassment and grassroots efforts like DVPit to combat inequality, but since… Continue reading Writing Wednesday: What I Learned from Mentorship