Well You Must Tell Me, Baby, How Your Head Feels Under Something Like That: Bob Dylan’s Brain on Tradition and Genre

When Bob Dylan received the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, reactions across the literary world varied—wildly. Eye rolls as well as applause sounded from all kinds of writers amidst continued controversy, from his slow acknowledgment and acceptance of the award, to more recent claims that he plagiarized parts of his acceptance speech from, of all … Continue reading Well You Must Tell Me, Baby, How Your Head Feels Under Something Like That: Bob Dylan’s Brain on Tradition and Genre

Interview with Joëlle Jones

Joëlle Jones, an Eisner-nominated comic artist whose work has recently been featured by the “Big Two” publishers, DC Comics and Marvel, was one of several creators featured in last year’s New Talent Showcase #1. Showcase featured work from creators new to DC, who had passed through their Talent Development Program, workshops taught by established writers … Continue reading Interview with Joëlle Jones

The Importance of Making/Maintaining a Journal: A Bookbinder’s First Journey

As a writer needless to say, I love journals almost to the same capacity as Fahrenheit 451’s Faber’s love of books. Whether they are composition notebooks, faux leather covered journals, just anything I can write my unending ideas into is amazing to me. Sometimes, I need a little more than what a nice journal from … Continue reading The Importance of Making/Maintaining a Journal: A Bookbinder’s First Journey

Five Super Chic Books of Poetry

5) Davis McCombs- Ultima Thule When I was a sophomore, I’d only known the superstars of the poetry world: Hass, Dove, Wojahn, Komunyakaa. Ultima Thule, the 1999 Yale Younger Series winner, was literary mouthwash at a time when I’d only had practice dissecting memory narrative. A deep imagist, McCombs realizes primitive truths through the voice … Continue reading Five Super Chic Books of Poetry