Poetry

Please elaborate on one of your activities (extracurricular, personal activities, or work experience) “Poetry is a packsack of invisible keepsakes.”~ Carl Sandburg It is impossible to convey the art of words with more words. Case in point: try to find another word for “salty.” It isn’t bitter; it isn’t sour; it’s salty. Likewise, the terms … Read more Poetry

Through the Earth and to the Sun – Chapter 12: The Battle for Subversion

(Personal Topic, taken from U. Penn Application) You have just completed your autobiography. Submit page 217. Kurt Vonnegut’s quintessential anthropological romp, Cat’s Cradle. However, I trusted that then, unlike in the aforementioned novel, my “joining the natives” would not cause the world around me to come crashing down, or in that story’s particular case, freezing … Read more Through the Earth and to the Sun – Chapter 12: The Battle for Subversion

Crap

Tell us something about yourself. I love crap. I love bad novels and cheap clothes. I love dirty shoelaces and melted candles, junk earrings and instant coffee. It’s about finding the beauty in everything. I find it in palms and tea leaves. I sense Pablo Neruda’s sonnets in my coffee dregs, the sublime in street … Read more Crap