Storytelling for the Digital Age

With the rapid rise of ebooks and digital forms of reading, many are asking questions about the future of literature and storytelling. Will print books continue to exist? Is it possible to create impactful, emotionally-charged narratives in an exclusively digital format? Do we have any idea what that could even look like? Well...we just might. … Continue reading Storytelling for the Digital Age

Artist Interview: Sensational Imagery With Melissa Spohr Weiss

The passing of beloved poet Mary Oliver was a tremendous loss to all factions of our country's writing community. In addition to being beautifully nature-based, her verses were visually-saturated, and had a knack for drawing quiet relationships between humanity and the natural world. Though she was inarguably a romantic poet, I will forever view her … Continue reading Artist Interview: Sensational Imagery With Melissa Spohr Weiss

Artist Interview: For the Love of Simplicity With Allison Boyce

There's something to be said for simplistic writing. Writing that is accessible, sentences that are sparsely packed. The kind of language that is effortless to read, but engaging all the same. And of course there are times and places for Maggie Nelson's lyric essays, and Anne Valente's purring prose, but more often than not, I'm … Continue reading Artist Interview: For the Love of Simplicity With Allison Boyce

Artist Interview: “Crumby” Poetry With Emily Paquette-Leahy

There's something about food images in poetry that make me snap to attention. Certain cooking terms possess a magical musicality that can make a stanza hiss and bounce like a flaming pan of peppers. The names of exotic fish and fruit can be like conjuring spells that make lines livid with energy. Though I have … Continue reading Artist Interview: “Crumby” Poetry With Emily Paquette-Leahy

Artist Interview: The Craft of Story-telling With James Braun

  In my experience, nonfiction writers today seem to err on the side of being dishonest, if only to strengthen the sincerity of their stories. And as a rule, dishonest nonfiction tends to be more provocative and memorable than its truthful counterpart. That said, when James Braun's submission appeared among the others, myself and the … Continue reading Artist Interview: The Craft of Story-telling With James Braun