Writing As “Other” And Why You Have To Tell Your Stories

My latest essay published on The MFA Years: http://bit.ly/2kosqFI I am not your perfect liberal. Sometimes I accidentally mess up gender pronouns, and I watch television shows that sustain the patriarchy (The Bachelor is such a juicy mess this season). Sometimes I date self-obsessed men who fuck with my self-esteem, and I take way-too-long to … More Writing As “Other” And Why You Have To Tell Your Stories

My newest post on The MFA Years: The MFA, Money, & Diversity (or lack thereof)

The MFA, Money, & Diversity (or lack thereof) This post is about diversity BUT I think it’s useful to anyone negotiating money after receiving acceptances: Most MFA programs lack diversity. It ain’t a secret; going to school for three years to write stories and/or poetry is probably the bougiest thing you could ever do (besides paying … More My newest post on The MFA Years: The MFA, Money, & Diversity (or lack thereof)

New Essay out in Entropy today: The Ibis and the Storm

On Sunday night I read about Hurricane Matthew. It was swirling around the Caribbean and possibly headed north, to South Florida. The forecasters warned that the results would be devastating, particularly for the poverty-stricken, to those with weak shelter. Online, there were videos from space station cameras clearly revealing the storm’s eye, a perfect circle … More New Essay out in Entropy today: The Ibis and the Storm

Read my first (very honest) essay for the The MFA Years

Natalie Lima Introduction (University of Alabama ’19) Today is the first home football game of the season. It’s early September in the Deep South—Tuscaloosa, AL—and the streets are empty because the game is under way. There are no cars on the road. No people in line at Target. There’s not much to do, except maybe … More Read my first (very honest) essay for the The MFA Years