Prose

Song Analysis: “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of a Bay” by Otis Redding

By Alexandria Sanders | February 15, 2018

Otis Redding has been noted as one of the greatest soul singers and composers of all time. Also known as the “The King of Soul,” he is remembered mostly because of his powerful voice, soulful lyrics, and who he inspired. Redding did not only influence the masses, he influenced many famous musicians. Some artists that Otis Redding have inspired or have covered his songs include The Grateful Dead, The Doors, Willie Nelson, Al Green, Pearl Jam, Etta James, Rod Stewart, … READ MORE…

Short Play by Emma Johnson-Rivard

By Emma Johnson-Rivard | February 13, 2018

Emma Johnson-Rivard is a Masters student at Hamline University. She received her undergraduate degree in Film Studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and currently lives in Minnesota with her dogs and far too many books. Her work has appeared in Mistake House, the Olive Press, and the Santa Ana River Review.   The Painter Seeks A Muse And The Historian Lectures on Jack The Ripper A short play Two friends sit drinking coffee. The Historian carries a book bag. The … READ MORE…

Poetry by Josef Krebs

By Josef Krebs | February 13, 2018

Josef Krebs has a chapbook published by Etched Press and his poetry also appears in Agenda, the Bicycle Review, Calliope, Mouse Tales Press, The Corner Club Press, The FictionWeek Literary Review, Burningword Literary Journal, the Aurorean, Inscape, Crack the Spine, The Cape Rock, Carcinogenic Poetry, The Bangalore Review, 521magazine, Organs of Vision and Speech, Tacenda, Former People, The Chaffey Review, The Bohemian, and The Cats Meow. A short story has been published in blazeVOX. He’s written three novels and five … READ MORE…

Inspiration is Fleeting

By Joe Zook | February 10, 2018

Inspiration, that fickle little beast that makes you unable to concentrate, let alone do anything else until it uses your pen to leap onto the page—or at least that seems to be how it feels for me. Don’t let it fool you though. Inspiration is something that doesn’t show up often, and most times you might have a deadline. You might not have time to wait for inspiration to strike. Don’t be waiting for it, lure it out with the … READ MORE…

Interview with John Granger, Dean of Harry Potter Scholars

By Alexandra Savage | February 1, 2018

John Granger, given the moniker of “Dean of Harry Potter Scholars” by TIME magazine, is a published author and internationally renowned lecturer on the artistry of J.K. Rowling’s writing and Wizarding World. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago then proceeded to get his Master of Fine Arts from Oklahoma City University in Creative Writing. Currently, Professor Granger is seeking his doctorate through Swansea University in Wales. He’s been a featured speaker at a plethora of … READ MORE…

Spoken Word by Craig Kurtz

By Craig Kurtz | January 10, 2018

Finding the 21st century obsolete, Craig Kurtz versifies Restoration plays, illustrated by Anni Wilson. Excerpts appear in California Quarterly, Crannóg, Icon, and Penn Review. Visit http://antickcomedies.blogspot.com/ for particulars. Kurtz and Wilson reside at Twin Oaks Intentional Community.   Life Isn’t Fair   Money is Magic

Photography by Anna Martin

By Anna Martin | January 10, 2018

Anna Martin is a digital/traditional artist, writer, and photographer based out of Saint Augustine, Florida. She is an avid explorer and much of her artwork is inspired by her travels and life experiences, and she strives to capture emotions and inspire others with her work. Her work has been previously exhibited in various galleries and museums, such as the Rosenberg Gallery and the Baltimore Museum of Art, and has also been published in various art magazines such as Grub Street … READ MORE…

Double Exposed by Alyssa Williams

By Alyssa Williams | January 9, 2018

Alyssa Williams is a photographer who strives to break away from the conventional. She became interested in photography at a young age, and continues to follow her passion. Williams loves sharing her work with those who are interested.            

Top 5 Kurt Vonnegut Novels

By Betsy Dickens | November 16, 2017

Most people who know me well know that my all-time favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut. I’ve taken many a trip to Half Price Books solely to buy out every copy they had of his books. I’ve almost finished collecting every book he’s written, including an encyclopedia of his characters and made-up words. I even have a tattoo of one of his many famous doodles. In honor of Vonnegut, I’ve compiled this list of his very best novels, number one being … READ MORE…

Post-Halloween Writing Exercises

By Mary Means | November 9, 2017

Hey there, poets! Many of our prose writing comrades are beginning to burrow themselves into the leafy soil of NaNoWriMo. You may be sitting on your bathroom floor a half-eaten Laffy Taffy stuck to your face, wondering if there are any special post-Halloween writing exercises that are just for poets. The answer is no. These exercises are for prose writers too. 1. Candy Wrapper Ransom Note Before you get too excited, you can put away rope and duct tape. This … READ MORE…