This was published as a University of South Carolina series called “Professional Journeys” where Candace Wiley give tips to current graduate students. 5⅔ Things I Didn’t Realize About Grad School until I Left Ah… grad school… The place where you think that you’re the only person crying in the shower. In grad school, you eat Foucault...
Most professional poets make their money in another industry, the most popular being education. Jennifer Bartell, who has taught for more than a decade in both high school and university, has 5 tips for managing stress in the classroom.
You know you’re amazing, but do your job materials tell a different story? Here are some tips on avoiding the slush pile.
People always offer to help local orgs/businesses. The problem is that they either don’t know what’s helpful, don’t realize the amount of work it takes, or the org/business doesn’t know what they need or how to ask for it. Tanisha Hall, who runs The Writer’s Block and @ACoupleOfCooksSC in Columbia, SC has some thoughts on...
Lucille Clifton is one of the many notable poet-parents who found a way to balance art and family duties. Here are 5 tips on how to improve this work-life balance.
Career poets must also handle the business of poetry. Here are 5 Tips on organizing your e-mails, so that the business of poetry can run smoothly.
Haki Madhabuti says poets should write alone but never be alone. In the new millennium, everyone is more and more isolated. Here are 5 personal tips from Jennifer Bartell on avoiding depression during the holidays.
If you have goals that you’re working toward, here are some steps that can help get you there.