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)

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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)

Applying to Grad School? A Quick (Real) Guide to Applying to MFAs

Application season is a dreadful, exhausting season for many MFA-seeking writers. It's true when they say ('they' being current MFA students, past applicants, and program faculty) applying to MFA programs is not for the feint of heart. For one, it takes forever. Researching and deciding on your top schools is not a simple task. Most … Continue reading Applying to Grad School? A Quick (Real) Guide to Applying to MFAs