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Putting Pen to Paper: Five Novels About Writers - As a writer in my twenties who has yet to write or publish a book, I’ve found myself within the pages of each of these literary tales. It’s comforting to know that in many ways, we are all part of the same story.
A Conversation With Danae Younge, Author of “Melanin Sun (−) Blind Spots” - Issue II contributor Danae Younge discusses her debut chapbook, "Melanin Sun (—) Blind Spots," which won the National Federation of State Poetry Societies' Florence Kahn Memorial Award.
A Conversation With Lyndsey Ellis, Author of “Bone Broth” - Lyndsey Ellis is the author of "Bone Broth," her debut novel centered around a family in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri in the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.
A Conversation With David Huebert, Author of “Chemical Valley” - David Huebert, winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize and CBC Short Story Prize, talks about his new short story collection "Chemical Valley," dirty nature writing, and the creative process.
How Goblincore Redefines Beauty - Goblincore, a new online subculture, is determined to prove beauty really does exist in the eye of the beholder. Rather than prioritizing the aesthetic of dainty, sensuous folklore characters, it uses goblins to embrace the strange, queer, and peculiar.
Death Match: How Dystopian Lit Shaped a Generation - The unsteady legacy of modern dystopian raises a central question: What is purpose of literature? Is it purely a technical craft? Or does literature’s value come from its sociocultural function?
Bottle Episodes and Pointless Prose - Sitcoms are known, if not for their genius, then for their staying power. As easily digestible as they are, in some cases writers have propelled low stakes, convoluted plots into something casually beloved.
In Defense of Electra Heart - We have this pervasive idea of authenticity as stripped down and raw. But Electra Heart is melodramatic, more grandiose than it really needs to be. And yet I still saw myself within it.
Putting Pen to Paper: Five Novels About Writers - As a writer in my twenties who has yet to write or publish a book, I’ve found myself within the pages of each of these literary tales. It’s comforting to know that in many ways, we are all part of the same story.
A Conversation With Danae Younge, Author of “Melanin Sun (−) Blind Spots” - Issue II contributor Danae Younge discusses her debut chapbook, "Melanin Sun (—) Blind Spots," which won the National Federation of State Poetry Societies' Florence Kahn Memorial Award.
A Conversation With Lyndsey Ellis, Author of “Bone Broth” - Lyndsey Ellis is the author of "Bone Broth," her debut novel centered around a family in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri in the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.
A Conversation With David Huebert, Author of “Chemical Valley” - David Huebert, winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize and CBC Short Story Prize, talks about his new short story collection "Chemical Valley," dirty nature writing, and the creative process.
the image, & the fold (in-)of love. (Joyce / Žižek). (—why I write). … - Contributor Mark Bolsover discusses why he writes as well as how he wrote his story “the Super-Blood moon (—eclipsed), the hunt, & the… “tuppenny upright," which was published in Issue I.
Three Steps to “Forty-seven Forty-nine” - Contributor Holly Eva Allen breaks down her process for writing her short story "Forty-seven Forty-nine," which was published in Issue I.
How I Wrote “Fantasy” - Issue I contributor Grace Q. Song breaks down her process for writing her poem “Fantasy," which was published in Four Way Review.
Sore Loser - Writing is about learning to lose well because the world demands that of us. Loss can be useful; it’s functionally necessary. But loss hurts. It’s a grief, after all.
A Conversation With Danae Younge, Author of “Melanin Sun (−) Blind Spots” - Issue II contributor Danae Younge discusses her debut chapbook, "Melanin Sun (—) Blind Spots," which won the National Federation of State Poetry Societies' Florence Kahn Memorial Award.
A Conversation With Lyndsey Ellis, Author of “Bone Broth” - Lyndsey Ellis is the author of "Bone Broth," her debut novel centered around a family in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri in the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown in nearby Ferguson.
A Conversation With David Huebert, Author of “Chemical Valley” - David Huebert, winner of The Walrus Poetry Prize and CBC Short Story Prize, talks about his new short story collection "Chemical Valley," dirty nature writing, and the creative process.
“Troubadour”: A Conversation With Camille Intson - Camille Intson is an internationally-acclaimed queer/femme multidisciplinary artist and practitioner-researcher. Her new record "troubadour" is a poetic tour de force of epic proportions.