Notes from Crew Quarters–Word Choice

by Ben Kinney February 5, 2016

This week, we asked our editors: what are your favorite and least favorite words? Jacque Boucher Spoken Word Poetry Juneau, Alaska Favorites: Loquacious, vivisect, shoulder, guts Least Favorite: Lover, twitch, [...]

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Write an Essay About Your Favorite Family Member by Kate Imbach

by JHow February 1, 2016

Editor-in-chief Jennifer A. Howard on today’s bonus story: I have a thing for unlawful writers, writers who trespass genre boundaries and who steal forms. Here, Kate Imbach rips off what [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–In the Mood for Writing

by Ben Kinney January 29, 2016

This week, we asked our editors: How does the day (or week) you’re having affect your writing? Alex Clark Associate Editor, Creative Nonfiction Rosebush, Michigan I’m trying to get better [...]

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Dreaming Dog by Shane Kowalski

by JHow January 26, 2016

PN’s Hayley Fitz on today’s bonus story: Shane Kowalski’s “Dreaming Dog” somehow accomplishes the tightrope walk between cozily familiar and fabulously unique. I’ve been in this bedroom before, asking or [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–What We’re Watching

by Ben Kinney January 22, 2016

This week we asked our editors: What TV are you watching right now? Amy Hansen Associate Editor, Poetry Sycamore, Illinois Right now, in the last semester of graduate school, for [...]

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Indestructible by Christopher DeWan

by JHow January 20, 2016

Hayley Fitz on today’s bonus story: I was chatting with some other editors while perusing our submissions queue when I found Christopher DeWan’s “Indestructible.” To be real, I was pulling it [...]

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The Lumping by Darrin Doyle

by JHow January 18, 2016

PN’s Jason Teal on today’s bonus story: Darrin Doyle’s “The Lumping” is a cautionary allegory that thrillingly brandishes the first-person plural to dramatize a public assembly: “[The man] held our [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Winter Is Here!

by Ben Kinney January 15, 2016

Winter has reached Marquette, and as the Passages North crew navigates through the first few weeks of snow, they reflect on this week’s question: How do you make it through [...]

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Writers on Writing #106: Jacqueline Boucher

by JHow January 13, 2016

Six Feet I’m swaying at a sweet spot: two beers and no dinner, red lipstick, and dim lighting that smudges the distinction between supportive colleagues and tipsy strangers wandering in. [...]

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Fraction Anthem by Chris Ames

by JHow January 11, 2016

Associate fiction editor Ben Kinney on today’s bonus story: “Life is absolutely shimmering in the blindspots.” So goes Chris Ames’ “Fraction Anthem,” but this is a story where competing images [...]

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