Diary of a Filthy Woman cookies from my launch party on Friday, April 20. Sweet Mary’s Bakery surprised me with these! Buy my chapbook here

It’s finally SUMMER and I’ve officially completed year 1/3 of my MFA in poetry! I’m so thankful for my fellow NEOMFA classmates for their feedback, love, and friendship this year. It was really great to be surrounded by an amazing group of poets and professors.

This summer, I’m headed to Juniper Summer Writing Institute from June 17-24. I’m super excited to be working with Dorothea Lasky and meeting other writers.

Aside from this, I’ll be doing another poem-a-day starting next week and (hopefully) sending some poems out to journals this Friday. This process always makes me anxious, but there’s some pieces I’m looking forward to sharing with the world.

30743639_10212141259830179_1390501147386651961_nMost recently, I’ve been reading manuscripts for The University of Akron Press. The Akron Poetry Prize is open until June 15, so please send us your beautiful words!

I’m finally free to read books not assigned to me, so that’s what I’ll be doing this summer. Reading like hell. I’ve got a stack of books I bought at AWP that I haven’t been able to crack open. Also tons of recommendations from classmates/professors I need to catch up on.

Look for my interview about Diary of a Filthy Woman on Frontier Poetry later this month.

Until next time . . .

~ Noor

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