Category Archives: Humor

Plenum – Creative Writing and a Sustainable Income Can go Hand in Hand


Grant writing? Intimidating, right? Not according to these samples. This is something do-able.

Syllabi–really? How creative can I get in with my syllabi? Looking at David Foster Wallace’s, Lynda Barry’s, and Susan Howe’s, I’d say it’s the best point to entry to set tone and expectations. And I love the Cookie Policy!


Why Living Among Non-Writers Can Be Hazardous

Me: I made a poem
My partner: Did you flush?

Wider People are So Obtuse

as arm and elbow and forearm
cross international
spacelines and
your left side
restrained and
the unlit
call button a
miles away

Which Three Words Best Describe the Applicant?

Capital One Statement Reminder-like

10 Facts Elvis Should Know About the Internet


1. You have 12 million likes on your Facebook. That’s pretty phenomenal.

2. Your 6,450 tweets are kind of a lot. (Sorry, I stopped following you after your 37th anniversary this summer).

3. site is getting pretty close to disclosing your whereabouts. You might have to relocate soon.

4. The song “Elvis is Dead” by the rock band Living Color wasn’t all that popular. They disbanded, got back, and what not. But that’s beside the point.

5. Good Reads, a book review site, includes 36 quotes by you. (Except “When things go wrong, don’t go with them” is repeated six times.) You should have them fix that.

6. There’s a boulevard named after you and and a rap song (rhythmic and rhyming speech that’s chanted to music) named after your boulevard.

7. Your Elvis Lives Tour sold out again in Iceland, Dublin, and Newcastle this year.

8. Your YouTube channel (a video-sharing website) has over 35k subscribers.

9. YouTube contains twice as many “Elvis is Alive” vids (videos) than “Elvis is Dead.”

10. Elvis, it’s the Internet. Don’t believe everything you read.

10 Facts the Internet Claims Everyone Should Know About Elvis

1. Elvis was born on January 8, 1935.

2. Elvis died on August 16, 1977.

3. Elvis is dead.

4. Elvis is alive.

5. Elvis may have faked his death to escape fame and become a trucker.

6. Elvis had blue eyes.

7. Elvis once stayed overnight in the hospital for a broken finger.

8. Elvis’ jumpsuits were made by the same person who designed costumes for the Ice Capades.

9. Elvis had a pet monkey named Scatter.

10. Elvis was last spotted in the late 1980s in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Poets–Gotta’ Love ’em

She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, the poet.

Bio #2
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet.