the world & words of a new york city writer

gretchen is a writer in new york city

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articles… editing… cards… poems… sunrise

I like being busy, particularly when it comes to my Writing. I think one of the reasons I took to writing as kid was the convenience of being able to work on something from anywhere you are. Notebooks and pens are easy to carry around…

I’ve been writing an article about the spoken word event I attended last week for a site called UrbanBallers . And I’ve started writing poetry (yet again) because I need to put together a portfolio for when I apply to Columbia.

I’m struggling with whether to apply in the stream of ‘poetry’ or ‘fiction’ because, as I verified at my appointment with the school on Tuesday – you have to choose one or the other. God forbid you uniquely fall outside of this category.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my poetry… but no more or less than any other creative style. Continue reading

pole dancing in an escalade. columbia.

Tomorrow I have an appointment at Columbia University to discus their MFA program. I already have an MA but in the world of getting paid to lecture I’ve learned an MFA is required. Apart from the bazillions of dollars universities suck dry out of us, I enjoy studying. I need to stay in school. It brings a unique structure to my work, and learning stuff is fun.

And imagine if I got into Columbia? Talk about some shit… Continue reading

ten books. one deadly feature. still floating.

G’day blog family

This week I have a poem featured with our friends at the ultra fabulous Short, Fast, and Deadly. I trust by now considering how much I have gushed about this most wonderful weekly collection and its unimaginably talented senior editor Joseph A. W. Quintela you have all already guzzled this week’s edition… if somehow you haven’t… off you go! Continue reading

double whammy video showcase… MOVIE TRAILER!!

That’s right blog family… THE CARRIER is COMING SOON!!!

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introduction. one button push coming up.

I’m sitting in a cafe on Broadway in Astoria. The book is finished, I’m trying to put together a cover… then the button’s getting pushed… Continue reading

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