Poetry and Origin

Dora Malech
August 24, 2016
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Through the lens of Khaled Mattawa’s “History of My Face” and through the lens of Camille Rankine’s “Genealogy,” I’ve been thinking about poems as explorations of origins. When we think of “origin stories,” we might first think of theology:   Or of…

MFA: Expectation vs. Reality

Laura Maylene Walter
August 20, 2016
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It’s mid-August, the time of year when aspiring writers all over the country are gearing up to begin MFA programs. Only three short years ago, that was me. I remember the nerves, the excitement, the self-doubt, the anxiety. Would I…

There Ought to Be Clowns

Cody Walker
August 13, 2016
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I sort of swore off writing about clowns earlier this summer, but I’ve continued to hear their shuffling feet and their muffled laughs. A couple of weeks ago, former Texas Rangers infielder Michael Young almost coldcocked an ex-teammate who was…

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