Category: Views

playing with boxes: an interview with Irene Cooper about spare change

Millie Tullis Irene Cooper’s spare change (Finishing Line Press)  is a collection composed of small poems that constantly surprise through line, image, and charged, simple language. The poems...

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Correlatives: A Review of W. Todd Kaneko’s This is How the Bone Sings

Christian Stanzione I was a natural reader for W. Todd Kaneko’s The Dead Wrestler Elegies, a book that examines the pageantries of professional wrestling to access and discuss his relationship with...

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Bradley Bazzle Writes Unique Fiction With Familiar Skin in New Collection

Tim Johnson Bradley Bazzle describes his new fiction collection, Fathers of Cambodian Time-Travel Science, as an “alchemical mixture of realism and complete bullshit.” As I read it, I decided I...

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Navigating MFA Decision Day During COVID: Three Considerations

Ivan Moore A year ago, I was still weighing my options. Quarantine had just started, but I already suspected it could extend into Fall 2020. Like everyone, I was stockpiling canned goods and trying...

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On-Call

Zachary Barnes When COVID-19 hit and the world shuddered to a standstill, a lot of folks like me found a new pocket of time on their hands. I hadn’t realized just how much time I spent...

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Writing from the Body: Felicia Rose Chavez’s’ The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

Shabrayle Setliff The statement that everyone writes from the body could serve as a litmus test: if such a statement seems untrue or if it is, perhaps, unfelt, it may very well indicate a person’s...

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A Story Worth Sharing: Betsy Cornwell on Fairy Tales, Writing, and The Old Knitting Factory

Frannie Dove YA Novelist Betsy Cornwell has always loved fairy tales. As a child, they read Lang’s Fairy Books, which includes stories from Hans Christian Anderson and Brothers Grimm. The selkie...

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Sabrina Orah Mark’s Everexpanding Poemstories

Millie Tullis If you haven’t already fallen in love with the work of Sabrina Orah Mark, I scarcely know how to tell you where to start. Everywhere, I know, would hardly be a helpful answer....

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Imagination as Inheritance in Lilly Dancyger’s Memoir Negative Space

 Lena Crown In the dedication to Lilly Dancyger’s debut memoir, Negative Space, out from the Santa Fe Writers Project this May, she writes, “For my father, Joe Schactman. And for everyone living...

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How to Start a Short Story: Pairing Your Title and First Line to Draw the Reader In

Kevin Binder One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about my creative writing program is that the experience has helped give words to many things I’ve been trying to do in my writing. A prime...

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