Guest Post: The Guest Poet by Kevin Casey

Kevin Casey

We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest. — Horace

The bathroom remodel is coming along fine, and thanks for asking. But it’s taken up most of my summer, and no small amount of money,

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Guest Post: Loving-Kindness for Writers by Jessica Demarest

Jessica Demarest

Confession: I’m obsessed with yoga. I took my first yoga class three years ago, and I’ve been hooked ever since.

As obsessions usually do, my yoga practice has seeped into my everyday life in more ways than one. More often than not, I find unexpected ways to link what I learn on

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Guest Post: Making Piñatas and Making Time by Eva Langston

Eva Langston

When I was a kid, the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas stretched, becoming magical and seemingly endless. Each day my brother and I opened a paper window on our Advent calendar to reveal a tiny square of the hidden picture. We stared at the presents collecting under the tree, our anticipation mounting. The days were

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A Conversation with Patricia Colleen Murphy

Patricia Colleen Murphy

An Interview by Alicia Cole

Patricia Colleen Murphy founded Superstition Review at Arizona State University, where she teaches creative writing and magazine production. Her book Hemming Flames (Utah State University Press, 2016) won the May Swenson Poetry Award. A chapter from her memoir in progress was published by New Orleans Review. Her

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Guest Post: Why Some People are Still Afraid of the ‘L’ Word by Lyndsey Ellis

LyndseyEllis

I remember the first time I had the guts to tell someone I wanted to be a writer. I was a sophomore in college. At the time, my horrible grades in math weren’t enough to help me transition into one of the best journalism schools in the country. After years of ignoring a nagging inclination

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A Conversation with Sharanya Manivannan

Sharanya Manivannan

An interview by Alicia Cole.

The poet Sharanya Manivannan’s first book of fiction, The High Priestess Never Marries, has been described in The Establishment as “a tour de force of language, desire, and ancestral heartbeats.” It has just been published by HarperCollins India, and is available from Amazon in hardback and Kindle

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Guest Post: Nipple Slips and Murder: a List of Illegal Things by Julianne Berokoff

Julianne Berokoff

I was sitting in an office with my poetry teacher during my last semester at school. Her window faced the arching freeway onramp of the 57 North, shooting white glints from cars onto the finger paintings and crayon sketches pinned to her walls. We were talking about sex.

It began with poetry, of course. I

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