About Dr. Matthew PiferDr. Pifer is an associate professor of English at Husson University in Bangor, Maine. He teaches courses in American Literature, Native American Literature, composition, creative writing, and professional writing.
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Tag Archives: Memoir
[Disclaimer: Do not assume that anything you read here is autobiographical (even if you are sure it is) unless you take the time to sit with me over a beer or whiskey and have an intimate conversation. Remember that while … Continue reading
[Disclaimer: Do not assume that anything you read here is autobiographical, (even if you are sure it is) unless you take the time to sit with me over a beer or a whiskey and have a conversation. Remember that while … Continue reading
The Last Stall on the Left Poem Reading She scrapes her nail along her stretch marks conscious his lips read between each line those remnants of seed; warm water descending vines that wind through rooms—a boy’s pail, a girl’s twine … Continue reading
(See “An Adventure a week . . .” for a description of this project) I went to the bank to deposit a $25 check. Apparently, I’d been throwing money at my insurance company, hoping, I now realize, that the stained … Continue reading
(See “An Adventure a week . . .” for a description of this project) Week of February 26 Your straight lip wavered, maturing to a frown, stuck for one breath to a tooth.
Recently, I let a few friends read the first chapter of a memoir I have been struggling with for a number of years. After getting through the first chapter, a little muddy eyed, some expressed a mixture of confusion, which … Continue reading