Guest Post: In Defense of Fanfiction by Erika Staiger

Erika Staiger

Like a lot of creative writing MFA students, I’m spending my summer trying to turn a few half-written scenes into a novel that I hope might become my thesis (I’m in the I-should-have-just-gone-to-law-school-like-my-parents-wanted-me-to faze of my writing process, thanks for asking).

This isn’t my first time through the book-writing ordeal. Technically, I’ve written and published

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Guest Post: What to Remember While Time Traveling by Lisa Aldridge

Lisa Aldridge

My grandfather took me fishing when I was a little girl. I’ll never forget the thrill of catching my first fish and the utter horror at how that fish flopped around helplessly gasping for gill-filtered oxygen. Until the moment I pulled that creature from the lake, the fish had never taken notice of the water

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Guest Post: Because of Merwin by Michelle Boland

Michelle Boland

It’s time for a confession. I have been hiding my poetry writing as a shameful secret for quite some time. Those few occasions when I spoke the words out loud to someone, “I’m a poet,” I felt like I was confessing something taboo like, “I’m a sex addict, or “I eat raw cookie dough.” Poetry

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Guest Post: Writing into the Void by Sarah Bradley

Sarah Bradley

It’s something straight out of a science fiction novel: a dark and limitless expanse, full of bright stars, as foreign and intangible as any distant galaxy.

It’s a kind of limbo, a gray area where my thoughts are made concrete on the page but haven’t actually transformed into anything meaningful yet.

It’s an imaginary abyss

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