Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Week 5 Response

This week I chose to respond to a piece of creative nonfiction called “The American House” by Bram Takefma, which is published in the current issue of Baltimore Review (http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/winter_2012/contributor/bram-takefman). The story is about a Japanese man named Ichiro Oku who loves all things American. After a business trip to the U.S. Mr. Oku decided …

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Crème of the Crop

So I just made it home for the first time in just over twelve hours (I work at Starbucks remember), and boy am I exhausted. After working from six in the morning until one in the afternoon, I met up with a friend who is in my History class, and we went to the library …

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Week 4 Response

The piece I chose to write about this week comes from the literary magazine called Ascent, where it was published June 11, 2011. It is called “If Wishing Could Make It So” and it was written by Jim Dameron (http://readthebestwriting.com/?p=899). To be honest, I picked this story because the title is something that crosses my …

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Do I Smell Brownies Cooking?

It just so happens that my professor for the Writing for Publication course I am taking this semester gave the class this assignment requiring us to interview a published writer (a faculty or staff member in the department of Writing and Linguistics) who he randomly assigned us to. Coincidentally, I was assigned to interview the …

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Week 3 Response

The piece I chose to read and respond to this week is called “The Codeine of Jordan” by J.S. Brown. It is published in the latest issue of Bellevue Literary Review Fall 2011 Volume 11 Number 2 (http://blr.med.nyu.edu/content/current/codeineofjordan).  This piece drew me in after only reading the first sentence, and she kept me interested throughout. …

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More than a Little Rusty

Some of the classes I am taking this semester are upper level writing classes, and it is one of those classes that requires me to keep this blog. That same class (Advanced Creative Nonfiction), requires that I write and submit four essays to the class for workshop throughout the semester. My first workshop day was …

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Week 2 Response

This week I chose to write about a nonfiction piece by Dennis James Sweeney called “Why to Read This Short Nonfiction Account of the Writer Himself” which was published in TriQuarterly Online on January 16, 2012 (http://triquarterly.org/nonfiction/why-read-short-nonfiction-account-writer-himself). I found this piece a bit difficult to read because it gives the reader a lot of information …

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