Category Archives: posts by Jessica

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (at AWP)

Just past the Marriott’s doors, I asked a valet, “Which way to the river?” “What river?” he responded. I asked two more hotel employees and heard the same question. The river that bears your city’s name, I thought, but just … Continue reading

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“everything blooming bows down in the rain”

–from “Heavy Summer Rain,” Jane Kenyon After six glorious weeks in Asheville, we spent six days back in Little Rock, which was just enough time to see friends, figure out how to pack the suitcase equivalent of a Swiss Army Knife (three months … Continue reading

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things to remember

After nearly a month in Asheville–the many tromps through the woods, the heavy late day rains, reading nearly a book a day, writing new poems (!), and meeting all of these wonderful new friends (and even a little salsa dancing thrown … Continue reading

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Malaprop’s, Asheville, NC


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Marie Ponsot and my return to writing

In my early twenties, with a shiny new degree and a recent string of restaurant gigs where people said things like, “If you’ve got time to lean, you’ve got time to clean,” I decided that a big-kid office job was my … Continue reading

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