Blog Post / Spring 2017 / Uncategorized

Using Real-Life Experiences as Writing Inspiration

One of the easiest places for a writer to draw inspiration from is their own life; after all, that is what they know best. While this is a great source, many writers struggle to remove themselves from what happened in real life and what should happen in their fictionalized story. One common result in writing … Continue reading

Blog Post / Poetry / Review / Uncategorized

Them Loud-Ass Colored Silences: Electrosync and Poetic Beats

Douglas Kearney is either a madman or a genius, honestly. Douglas Kearney, an out-of-the-box poem master from California, came to perform recently at Coe College for an opening of his latest collaborative show, Them Loud-Ass Colored Silences, produced along with an electronic music artist from Haiti, Val Jeanty. Sitting (standing) in the back of the … Continue reading

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

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