By Sonya Lara The flashing cursor on a blank, white page is its own brand of fear. Here are five tips on how to break out of the paralytic grip of writer’s block: 1. Take public transportation: These places can be goldmines for ideas involving dialogue, scenery, and character descriptions. Choose a mode of transportation … Continue reading Unblocking Writer’s Block
By John Darcy Well, it is that time of year again. We want YOU to submit to the minnesota review. You know that poem that’s sitting on the desktop of your computer? That story you’ve been perfecting for more hours than you’d care to admit? That’s the one for us. We want that voice only … Continue reading TMR Call for Submissions
By Taylor Portela On September 4, 2019, Alyson Hagy read at Virginia Tech as part of the Speakeasy Reading Series, sponsored by the Virginia Tech MFA Creative Writing Program. The next in the series will bring Amy Long to campus and will take place on September 16, 2019 – the event is free and open to … Continue reading A Night with Alyson Hagy
by Carol Lischau This is the first year of my life I could consider myself a full-time student. Even in my undergraduate days, I’d be balancing a couple part-time gigs, always something on the side for the summers in-between semesters. As my first year of the MFA comes to a close, I simultaneously long for … Continue reading What to Do with a Structure-less Summer? Make a Plan!
by Allan Nava This is what happens when you only half know how something works. Jussie Smollet Guilty Innocent Michelle Obama Conspiracy Alex Jones Right...nah he's just living the Capitalistic Dream Joker Trailer April Bernie 2020 Different Change Hope Obey Remember they literally got the propaganda guy to do their Propaganda and there was no … Continue reading Ten Tips for Search Engine Optimization
by Dan Kennedy Plenty of people argue that approaching any medium of art with an intensely critical eye is a joyless endeavor, one that results in little more than deconstructed cadavers. It’s a valid stance. For me, however, some narratives welcome critical engagement by virtue of an implied promise that the task will be challenging, … Continue reading Film and Literature Holding Hands: Reflecting on Jordan Peele’s Us
By Dashiel Carrera For far too long, this publication has misled you; for that, I am sorry. You may have discovered the minnesota review at the back of some bookstore and thought, “Finally! Someone actually wrote it!” But of course, we did not. You may have even weighed the book in your hand and thought, … Continue reading The Minnesota Review