I hope when people ask what you’re going to do with your English degree and/or creative writing degree you’ll say: ‘Continue my bookish examination of the contradictions and complexities of human motivation and desire;’ or maybe just: ‘Carry it with me, as I do everything that matters.’ And then smile very serenely until they say, […]

Read Poetry, The Truth is Inside

In a recent interview, Cheryl Strayed (author of Wild), was asked what singular piece of advice she would give to people in their twenties. Her answer: “Go to a bookstore and buy ten books of poetry and read them each five times.” “Why?” and so she responded, “because the truth is inside.” When I read this, […]