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Hurry Up, Chicken Pot Pie

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By L’Tanya Durante Please hurry! My mouth waters, my belly growls as I wait for you. I know you won’t disappoint. My spoon gently sliding in a crevice, through the crunchy outer layer that protects your most vulnerable inner spaces. Your thick, chicken-infused pudding squishing between my teeth and gums. Saltiness playing tag with your […]

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The Hell of Book Proposal Writing

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By Anne Pinkerton Writing is hard. Writing about loss is hard. Writing about family is hard. Writing about the truth of your own psychic pain is hard. I found it even harder figuring out how to package and commodify all that writing. I thought it should have been easier for me. For nearly two decades, […]

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Icicles

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By Rita Ciresi My first icicles came out of a box marked Brite Star.  My sisters and I draped the crinkly silver tinsel over the branches of our artificial Christmas tree, all the while singing, “O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum, thy leaves are so unchanging.” Later in December, real icicles hung from the gutters, shiny crystals […]

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MFA in Creative Nonfiction

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Discover Your Story Bay Path’s no-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose. Created for women and men at all stages of their writing careers, the program allows students to study online with faculty mentors in a way that bends to the shape of their lives. Our […]