"After years of aiming for excellence in my prose, I need to accord the same attention to my poetry," said Landry. "I want to write the sorts of poems that I love: ones that tell meaningful stories and sharpen subtle points, that change the rhythms of our breath, that feel like songs pulled whole, sublime, immutable from the depths of the earth. I aspire to learn and to grow in this arena."
Landry will graduate no sooner than Spring 2025; her journey through the three-year program may take longer, however, given that she will remain a full-time employee while she studies and writes.
The newly self-proclaimed poet hopes to see you at open mic poetry readings in the near future.