Blog Post / Featured / Literary Blogs / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

Graphic Novels

There is a tendency within the literary world to consider graphic novels as “lesser” compared to other more classic mediums. Many professors will argue against the use of graphic novels within classroom settings because there is a standing stigma that graphic novels aren’t as academic as “normal” novels. As more and more graphic novels crop … Continue reading

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Personification in Fiction and Why Tigers are Nothing to Be Afraid Of

What comes to mind when you think of personification? For most people, talking tigers, spiders, and mice bring them back to stories they read in their childhood: the Cat in the Hat, Aesop’s Fables, Winnie the Pooh, or (if they’re lucky) folk tales like Anansi the Spider or Why Opossum’s Tail is Bare. “Mature” use … Continue reading

Blog Post / fall 2015 / Featured / Issues / Poetry / Poetry 2015 / Review / Uncategorized / volume / Volume 46

Rehearsal—Lauren Bender

You’re the blur of boundary between pot and plant. You are a madness that moves, too motherish. Taken down into the basement where the music is, where the colorful crystals are. You careful-like lift out containers of take-out, I scratch myself on purpose by accident. The TV crackles and smokes and burns the powder. Someone, … Continue reading

Blog Post / fall 2015 / Featured / Issues / Poetry / Poetry 2015 / Review / Uncategorized / Volume 46

The Ocean Carries My Message To You—Melissa Parietti

The tides created all the races; The snapping fish, their jaws are bones varied width, shape and bite by their want; the great wanting. (It comes to you right now) A greater warning for tomorrow’s uncertain perils, the terrors of another’s fearsome jaw.   You swallowed me whole.   Inside of my every nerve-ending I … Continue reading