This Young Man’s Father Froze to Death in an Ice Storm. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next by Alex McElroy

by JHow November 3, 2014

PN editorial intern Willow Grosz on today’s story: At first glance, I thought I was going to hate this piece. Really. I’ve been conditioned not to take pop-culture references too [...]

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Mail Order Babies by Mika Taylor

by JHow October 30, 2014

Associate fiction editor Michael Giddings on today’s story: In “Mail Order Babies,” Mika Taylor asks questions about love. Where does love come from? Is it possible to chase it? Can [...]

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Writers on Writing #95: Lesléa Newman

by JHow October 20, 2014

Dear Professor H., It’s been more than forty years since I took your Introduction to Creative Writing Class, yet I still remember that very first Tuesday morning when I sat [...]

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Writers on Writing #94: Marilyn Abildskov

by JHow October 13, 2014

Paperback Writer I published my first book when I was 42 years old. I’d just moved from Iowa City to Berkeley, California, for a full-time teaching job when the book [...]

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The Eleventh Annual Tuscola County Kissing Contest by Laura Citino

by JHow October 9, 2014

Associate fiction editor Annie Bilancini on today’s story: I’ll just come right out and say it: I’m a sucker for the collective-we narrator. It’s ancient, right? The Greek chorus trudging [...]

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Writers on Writing #93: by Lori Tucker-Sullivan

by JHow October 6, 2014

Writing my Way Through Writing has always been a part of my life, but the degrees to which I’ve nurtured it have ebbed and flowed over time, like tides rolling [...]

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The Gingerbread Man by Donald Illich

by JHow October 1, 2014

Associate poetry editor Francis McGill on today’s poem: Donald Illich gives the gingerbread man new life and even a real conscience, a conscience with not so much a moral hinge, [...]

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An Interview with Fiction Editor Timston Johnston

by JHow September 29, 2014

by Michael Giddings & Matthew Weinkam “There’s been a change of plans,” says Tim. I’m at the front table in Babycakes, a local bakery in downtown Marquette, my notepad filled [...]

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Writers on Writing #92: Nate Pritts

by JHow September 23, 2014

Origin Stories Ask any two poets how they became what they are – when they first realized they were going to devote themselves to the writing of poetry – and [...]

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Writers on Writing #91: Anne Valente

by JHow September 18, 2014

Cicada, Snail Shell, Origin I grew up with a wooden metronome, a ticking steeple on my teacher’s upright piano. It kept time in her living room where our lessons were [...]

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