Wide Range Through a Single Lens: An Interview with Michael Dumanis of Bennington Review

"I discovered writers whose work I really admire as a consequence of editing Bennington Review. The ideas I have about writing as a writer probably influence my aesthetic as an editor. "

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Old School: Interview with Sophia Starmack of The Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship

In the world of fellowships, The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown enjoys name recognition among writers and artists. The program is internationally known as a fantastic center for developing visual and literary art, and offers a 7-month residency granting fellowships to 20 emerging writers and artists. Their upcoming deadline for writing applications is Dec. … Continue reading Old School: Interview with Sophia Starmack of The Fine Arts Work Center Provincetown Fellowship

What We’re Reading (Thankful For Renewable Library Books)

(This What We're Reading post comes to us from 2nd year poet, Makensi Ceriani) Hum by Jamaal May: This collection had me put up in bed for a day just keeping with the resonance. This book hums, literally, as the writing is so sound-focused and beat driven. But the beat isn't just in the meter … Continue reading What We’re Reading (Thankful For Renewable Library Books)

A Braided History of Socialism, Literacy, and Education

Since the beginning, the minnesota review has supported and published progressive essays, criticism, and creative literature in an ongoing effort to provide “lively and sophisticated signposts to navigating current critical discourse” (via Duke University Press). Also published in the minnesota review are interviews with contemporary intellectuals and radical thinkers, who contribute context and a higher … Continue reading A Braided History of Socialism, Literacy, and Education

Twitter is a Viable Place for Poetry Don’t @ Me

I came to Twitter late for someone whose birthday toes the line between Gen Y and Gen Z, meaning I used my first hashtag sophomore year of college rather than my sophomore year of high school. To this day I wouldn’t consider myself fluent in tweets or memes; I’m much more comfortable exploring astrology threads … Continue reading Twitter is a Viable Place for Poetry Don’t @ Me

Five Tricks to Succeed and Survive the Writing Ultra-Marathon (10-16hrs)

  We tend to idealize the writing marathon. Such a delicious, romantic image of writing all day, so into your craft you forget to eat etc. But suppose you do get that one day to make up for all the others you missed, how do you make the marathon (6+ hour chunks of writing time) … Continue reading Five Tricks to Succeed and Survive the Writing Ultra-Marathon (10-16hrs)