Monthly Archives: February 2013

The Lions of My Youth

Over the recent holiday weekend, I went back to Connecticut to see my parents. The occasion was to hang out with my dad as he convalesced from knee replacement surgery (and to provide a distraction for my mother, who is … Continue reading

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Just a favor…

With AWP next week I need to ask all of you brilliant writers for some help. Please check out the link to our Facebook event page for our panel if you have a chance. I’d love it–if you felt so … Continue reading

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Tranistional Fashion

Note: I’m in the process of working on this piece. It’s very rough and I’m not sure exactly where it’s going. I’d love to hear what others think about what I have so far… I’ve wanted to do some serious … Continue reading

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Work in Progress

Hello all.  This is a very rough draft of what I would like to become a short narrative hopefully for publication within the next year.  I had the idea this morning and by 4 pm now have the bones of … Continue reading

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How to Mourn like a Real Writer

This piece was inspired by “In Graves with My Student Elizabeth” by Heather Sellers, originally seen in Brevity. This essay caught my eye after reading through Michelle’s journal packet. While Sellers takes a more creative approach to this topic of … Continue reading

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Post-Operative Procedures

Late in the summer, I can no longer stand the pain in my shoulder. I have a history of high tolerance for pain, but this pain tops the charts. I have put off a visit to the doctor; not wanting … Continue reading

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The New Old Town

The most recent 99% Invisible podcast blew my mind. The podcast takes place in Warsaw, specifically in a part of the city called Old Town. During World War II, over 80% of the city was destroyed by German bombs. Most … Continue reading

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The Most Boring Opening Sentence… Maybe Ever.

I’m working on a revision of an essay I’m both preparing for workshop in class next week, and planning to test drive at a reading on Saturday night. This piece grew out of an in-class writing exercise where I adopted … Continue reading

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My Father’s Daughter Or: Why I Never Write About My Mother

In class we have had multiple discussions about how we as writers can define the boundaries of truth in the genre of nonfiction. Some of you may know, but I will be panelist at AWP next month with Kelly Magee, … Continue reading

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The New Brontes?

I’m excited to announce a new project. My brother (Andrew Lohafer) and I are embarking on a collaboration! My brother is very much a writer in his own right; previously, he has focused on both fiction and journalism. However, he … Continue reading

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