May 2017

Wandering by Deb Hemley

skyline of new york city

..he told me about an upcoming exhibit of Ansel Adam’s photographs. “If you’ve never seen them in person,” he said, “ you should come. It’ll be fun.”

Wings by Callie Reitfors

a swarm of monarch butterflies

I am 16, holding my breath as I wait for the needle to resume etching the delicate wings of the swallowtail into the tender skin of my right hip.

What Writer and Teacher Can Tell You About Craft by Kristin Weller

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Two beers, four turns around the first floor with a vacuum cleaner, and the first nine episodes of Shameless on Netflix. That’s what it took to work out the Teacher and wake up the Writer between Friday night and Saturday morning, today. After all, carving creative time from the expansive collage of responsibilities and distractions…

REVIEW: Valencia by James Nulick

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Review by Rachel NewcombeDeath is a library with all the lights turned off. –Valencia, James Nulick      An unnamed male protagonist is going to die. But before he dies, we follow him to Valencia, Spain, where he checks into the Hotel Valencia for one week. He brings just a few articles of clothing and some…