Blog Post / Literary Blogs / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

10 Writing COEmmandments

(Inspired by “Ten Duel Commandments” from Hamilton) One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine! It’s the ten writing COEmmandments! It’s the ten writing COEmmandments! Number one! The challenge: demand for no distraction if your friends don’t oblige have ‘em sanctioned Number two! Put away your phone right this second ‘Cause we don’t want … Continue reading

Blog Post / Fall 2016 / Literary Blogs / Manuscript Readers / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

Above All, Be Involved

Upon my arrival at Coe College, creative writing never took the academic spotlight. I simply assumed that it would become something to keep my mind buoyant during my introductory science days, sloshing through snowdrifts of material before I finally reached those courses that piqued my interest. I was completely unaware of our magazine or how … Continue reading

Blog Post / Fall 2016 / Issues / Poetry / Poetry 2016 / Uncategorized / Volume 47

Text to the Centurion Whose Boot Is on My Throat–Nick Conrad

Please re-read your taser’s manual, since I am sure you did not intend for me to be nearly paralyzed. While it is an honor for me to have licked the sole of your boot, I regret my teeth were unable to remove the gum from your left heel. I know my current lack of response … Continue reading