Margaret Graham ’09

MARGARET L. GRAHAM (contributing blogger) is a poet, critic, aesthete, and avid scholar who is perpetually and tirelessly teetering along the tightrope of creative, subjective exploration. She is deeply fascinated by the shift space between word and image, and by the dialectic from which ideas emerge and to which they return. Her work exposes her as the unequivocal libra she is, reflecting her emotional and intellectual proclivity for analyzing dualities, mediating paradoxes, reconciling oppositions, and balancing the scales. Poet Amaud Jamaul Johnson has noted that Graham’s writing is both “courageous and tender… work[ing] to elevate the human condition while bringing the Divine down to size. This poet’s curiosity is shaped by the physical world and the counterbalance between mind and emotion. [She] often seems to stand at crossroads or on precipices, aware of the difficult choices that shape identity.” Margaret graduated from Bucknell in 2009 and recently received her MFA in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and is obsessed with the work of Etel Adnan, Jeanette Winterson, John Ashbery, Czeslaw Milosz, and (as ever) E.E.Cummings.


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