Notes from Crew Quarters–Writing Recipes

by Ben Kinney April 22, 2016

This week, we asked our editors: What recipe best describes your current writing project? John LaPine Associate Editor, Creative Nonfiction Ishpeming, Michigan Stir fry. Sara Ryan Associate Editor, Poetry Ann [...]

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So Open My Heart Hurts: A Review of Sarah Vap’s Viability

by JHow April 20, 2016

by Sarah Bates Where there is no love, put abstract animals. Where there is no love, put lipstick. Put mascara. Put lipstick down the throat of a rat.* Where there [...]

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Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad

by JHow April 19, 2016

Spoken-word poetry editor Jacqueline Boucher on today’s poem: Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad’s poem, like the color it embodies, resists being classified as just one thing. On the page, and in Torbatnejad’s hypnotic [...]

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Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad (transcript)

by JHow April 18, 2016

[Listen to a spoken-word version of Blue here.] Blue He tells me, I see you rock a lot of blue, pointing to the icy glitter painted on my eyelids, blue [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Running Away

by Ben Kinney April 15, 2016

This week, we’re well into our end-of-semester exhaustion and anxious to get away for a little while. With that in mind, we asked our editors: If you decided to just [...]

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Georgette & Loulou Magritte by Kathleen Rooney

by JHow April 11, 2016

Managing editor Matt Weinkam on today’s bonus essays: Ekphrasis, I recently discovered, literally means “to speak out.” In Kathleen Rooney’s three ekphrastics she doesn’t describe the paintings of Belgian Surrealist artist [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters—Our Writer Crushes

by Ben Kinney April 8, 2016

This week, we asked our editors: Who is your current writer crush, and what is so dreamy about what they can do? Jacque Boucher Spoken Word Poetry Juneau, Alaska Ross [...]

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A Caregiver’s Return to Her Childhood Home by Katherine Ann Davis

by JHow April 7, 2016

Associate fiction editor Mike Berry on today’s bonus story:  The way Katherine Davis creates tension through language in “A Caregiver’s Return to Her Childhood Home” is breathtaking. Literally, Davis gives [...]

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Materializing the Gesture of Resistance by Becka McKay

by JHow April 5, 2016

Associate poetry editor Sara Ryan on today’s bonus poem: “Materializing the Gesture of Resistance” is meditative, wrought with imagery, and absorbed in the visual awe of an eclipse. More cosmic [...]

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Notes from Crew Quarters–Starstruck!

by Ben Kinney April 1, 2016

This week, in honor of many of our staff flying to the AWP and CEA conferences, we asked our editors: Who would be your dream person to sit next to [...]

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