Hi all! I'm Malcolm, a junior in the Physics department. At the Lewis Center, I'm involved in the Program in Creative Writing, with a specific interest in poetry. I really enjoy short-line poetry, and my favorite poem ever is "Peanut Butter" by Eileen Myles (I highly recommend—it's amazing, and I've probably read it two dozen times).
I started writing before coming to Princeton—most notably during my gap year—but I had never taken a poetry class in school. Although I was really nervous about showing my poetry to other people, I decided to apply for a poetry seminar before my first semester. It was my favorite course that fall, and I've taken a workshop every semester since then!
One of the most amazing parts of the Creative Writing department is the diversity in skill sets, styles, and experience that each professor and group of students bring to the workshop. Even though I've now taken my share of poetry courses (even some with the same professor), each workshop has been completely different and has impacted my writing in a different way.
If you are in any way interested in taking a class in the creative writing program, apply! There's no harm in applying, and it could end up becoming a huge part of your college experience. Please reach out to me if you have questions, need advice, or just want to talk!