A Vase of Wildflowers

I'm a writer because I have stage fright.

Book Review: Uhaul by Emily Ramser

Bear with me, because this is relevant. Those who know me well know I have an aversion to romance. I find phrases like “rippling muscle” and “love canal” gag-worthy and unattractive. If I … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Update: New Writings and Current Projects

Whoever said the summer months were for vacation probably wasn’t a writer (or an editor). My graduate school classes don’t start up again until late August, but I’m as busy as I’ve … Continue reading

August 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

One potentially overlooked benefit of writing in the digital age

Amanda DeNatale As we move further into the 21st Century, it seems the digital world is overtaking more and more of our reality. We read more articles and essays online,…

July 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Articulating Agony: The Writer as Antihero

LeeAnn Adams “In literature, only trouble is interesting.” –Janet Burroway Among writing professionals there are certain “truths” about the writing life that are—more often than not—agreed upon. For example, writing…

July 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

7 Contemporary Women Poets You Probably Haven’t Read (But Should)

Aubree Else Summer is just beginning, and this list is one way to help kick-start a season of more intense writing or, perhaps, dig deeper into a greater appreciation for…

July 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writing through inopportunity

Rebecca Lopez Indrika Does anyone else suffer from the inability to think of anything creative while sitting in front of a computer, only to find yourself inundated with ideas at…

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Of Lovely Minds and Bodies: Jennifer Niven’s Holding Up the Universe

Let me explain a bit about Jennifer Niven before I begin this book review—for the sake of those unfamiliar with the author. Jennifer is the daughter of Penelope Niven, who … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment