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Jen Knox Writings · 5M ago

Observations: April, 2017

My father once told me he'd been a genius for a few days. For fewer than a hundred hours in his life, sometime in his early forties, everything made sense. All the pieces fit, and everything...
Jen Knox Writings · 6M ago

Observations: March, 2017

A few observations for March....Giving without thinking about personal gain ends up bringing personal gain.I've meditated for over 60 days straight, and the only way this is possible in my l...
Jen Knox Writings · 7M ago

Observations: February 2017

I just got back in town from a trip to Ohio, where I visited family, then a trip to D.C., where I hung out with 12,000 writers at the AWP conference. I learned a few things.Saying goodbye is...
Jen Knox Writings · 8M ago

Short interview with Agnes Marton

What an inspiring week. After seeing the peaceful outpouring of supporters at the Women's Marches around the world, I can't help but feel hope for our country. People are power. Speaking of strong women, I sent the amazing Agnes Marton a few intervie...
Jen Knox Writings · 8M ago

Observations: January, 2017

With the new year comes possibility. Sure, many of us are afraid for the health of America's states. We worry about the integrity of our new administration, we worry about basic human rights...
Jen Knox Writings · 9M ago

Observations, December: Part 15

The best way to reach out is to look within. Sounds good anyway, right? It definitely seems the basis for meditation and the theme of Westworld, so how can it not be true? I've been taking a...
Jen Knox Writings · 10M ago

Observations, November: Part 14

I've had trouble distilling my thoughts since November 8th.I have worries surrounding the future of our nation, including the very real loss of my rights as a woman. I am worried about the e...
Jen Knox Writings · 11M ago

Observations, October: Part 13

I'm writing this after the second presidential debate. This, the town hall debate between ...
Jen Knox Writings · 12M ago

Observations on Mood, September: Part 12

Here's the overview of my day so far (if I survive, it might be comical): illness kept me up in pain all night; in the morning, I purchased the wrong item at the grocery, so I had to go back...
Jen Knox Writings · 1Y ago

Interview with the author: Alexandra van de Kamp

After reading her new poetry collection, Kiss/Hierarchy (Rain Mountain Press, 2016), I was eager to ask Alexandra van de Kamp a few questions about her work and routines. I first met Alexandra two years ago at a simultaneously wonderful and disastrou...