Summer is finally over—even though it’s still too hot—which means it’s time for Halloween. Sure, Halloween is canceled, as far as trick-or-treating and costume parties go, but that doesn’t mean the spirit of Halloween is dead. Halloween is no mere mortal holiday, it is a state of mind. Spooky season is a state of being. Some of you may be saying, “Okay, Jordan, that makes sense. But how do I become Halloween?” To which I say, “Shut up and listen, I’m trying to tell you.” Of course, the best way to become Halloween is to eat a diet of fun-size candy, drink only spider’s milk, break into a different neighbor’s home every night to steal their eggs, and commit yourself to causing one random act of mischief a day. But that’s all Halloween pro stuff, I’m guessing you’re only a beginner. You must prepare your mind before you can prepare your body. To help you get into the mindset, check out some of the spooky artwork found in our very own Escalette Collection.
I recently had the opportunity to speak openly with some of my first-year MFA in Creative Writing peers about their concerns for the future. While they were pleased and excited with their choice to undertake this educational journey, some were still terrified by the business-side of being a writer. As novice writers, we are so
MFA Creative Writing graduate student, Tryphena Yeboah (‘21) has recently released her debut chapbook, “A Mouthful of Home”, a collection of poems that reflect on her “belonging” and “survival”. Fellow classmate Marrissa Childs (‘21) recently sat down with her friend and colleague to discuss her latest writing achievement. Their exchange highlights how students can