Halloween is upon us. What—beyond big eyed spiders in storefront windows and pumpkins beaming their welcome from doorsteps—does this mean to the average adult? Halloween, you might say, is monopolized by children anticipating mouths awash in sugar. Nonetheless, a day on which one can pretend to be someone or something else possesses the power to … Continue reading A Halloween Film Guide
This is Bradford Tice’s poem, Lilith, from the Spring/Summer 2005 issue of the minnesota review. Since appearing in the minnesota review, Tice has gone on to publish two full collections of poetry, Rare Earth and What the Night Numbered. He currently teaches at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. Find out more at https://bradfordtice.com Lilith¹ Sometimes the … Continue reading Archive Post: Bradford Tice
The forthcoming issue (#87) of the minnesota review features some pretty spectacular poets and fiction writers with bright writing futures ahead of them. As a member of the tmr team who reads submissions, I’ve been wondering what has already happened and, of course, what will happen in the future in regards to the careers of … Continue reading A Peek into tmr’s Past
It is October and all, and you know what that means: apple-cinnamon candles, Halloweentown reruns on Disney Channel, and couples costumes at drunken parties. Add some new 2016 slasher films in the mix and we’ll call it a day. There is one thing even more scary to most, which is the dreaded monster that is … Continue reading Poetry— Scary, No Scary?
(Ploughshares is an American literary journal. It was founded in 1971, at an Irish pub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It is known for its guest editor policy and publishing literature of the highest order. Some of the writers who’ve placed work in Ploughshares include Raymond Carver, Mona Simpson, Ann Beattie, Robert Pinsky, ZZ Packer, Grace Paley, … Continue reading Advice for Writers & Editors: An Interview with Ladette Randolph, Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares
“My body is decaying as I let my brain marinate in trauma. Soon, maybe my whole body will be set aflame.” —Elissa Washuta, My Body Is a Book of Rules I’ve spent a lot of time with the pages of Elissa Washuta’s first memoir, My Body is a Book of Rules. This recollection of trauma … Continue reading One Book Every Woman Should Read
10) On the Road by Jack Kerouac Paired with: Bloody Mary because you’re probably still drunk and/or nursing a hangover from the night before and are trying to impress a classmate from your 9 a.m. by talking about how transcendental The Beats were. 9) The Circle by Dave Eggers Paired with: Gin and Tonic because … Continue reading TEN HIPSTER BOOKS and the drink you should be holding when you brag about having read it
(For the real guide, click here) What, like it’s hard? Just like September meant when you were prepping for those undergrad years, September means application season has begun: and this time, for grad school. And not just any kind of grad school, but the writing kind. The arty kind. The hey-mom-don’t-cry-I-might-make-some-money-some-day kind. Like to write? Cool. Like fiction? Poetry? Creative … Continue reading How to Get into Every Single MFA Program of Your Writerly Dreams
Let’s face it—there was once a time when we read a book and fangirl’d hard, waiting for the movie version to come out for Harry Potter, Twilight, or even books geared toward an older audience like Silver Linings Playbook or The Room. After watching the movie we get flabbergasted by the simple fact that Jacob … Continue reading Movie Renditions of Books: Yay Or Nay?
It’s finally that time of year again—the time some of the most rabid Americans have been not-so-patiently waiting for since February: football season. The paint on the gridiron is barely dry, but the concession stand is already out of mustard, the line for the bathroom is wrapped around the building, and the traffic has turned … Continue reading Greetings From Blacksburg