"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. "
At the minnesota review, we have space to publish roughly three stories per issue. As a result, we reject a lot of good stories. Our fiction staff consists of five people, and we go through somewhere between 50 and100 stories per week. It’s a fairly tedious amount of reading, but it’s also really exciting when … Continue reading Fiction Submissions
I spent a good chunk of February 5th with Jamaal May. In hindsight, I should have chugged a gallon of espresso in order to keep up with this fast-talking, passionate, Detroit-based poet. Over lunch with a few Virginia Tech MFA students, May gave away morsels from the craft talk he would be delivering soon afterwards, … Continue reading Rethinking Stealing with Jamaal May
Working on my own novel, it’s a selfish curiosity that compels me to buy and read (and be jealous of) emerging authors’ first novels. I read these books differently, I know, than I do other books, and perhaps not in the right spirit to engage literature, trying to suss out what these authors have that … Continue reading The Art of Hype
After the AWP conference, writers found themselves stranded on a deserted island. Everyone packed their free, black AWP totes with ten of their favorite items, just in case something like this should happen.
An interview with Brian Brodeur on how his blog, How a Poem Happens, happened.
Issue 75 poet Arisa White keeps it organic in this symbolic photo interview with The Minnesota Review.
Raina Lauren Fields is a poet marrying a poet, attempting to balance honesty with creativity...and tact. She contemplates if it’s possible to “play” workshop in a relationship and knows there’s more at stake when you cross the line, here, than in a classroom of peers.
A brief review of Adam Schuitema's April 2010 collection of stories, Freshwater Boys.
The Minnesota Review gives a brief but detailed account of two interesting online literary publications.
Raina Lauren Fields wishes to uncover some of the mysteries of workshop. She wants to know how your cat died, why your uncle is in prison, and how long you’ve been cheating on your husband…well, since you turned in a poem about it for workshop.
In the true tale of how one tragedy begets another, Dave Eggers’ Zeitoun illuminates the ethereal idiocy of the Bush administration’s two greatest failures: the supposed War on Terror and a botched relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
Sometimes writing is precarious business. Find out how much in this photo interview with poet Brian Brodeur.
The Minnesota Review talked with poet Marcus Wicker about music, pop culture, and writing. For him, the three are inherently linked.
What some people may not know about The Minnesota Review is that it isn’t located in Minnesota. In fact, it hasn’t been there for about forty years, and it’s been all over the country since then. Why is it that the magazine can’t seem to stay put in one place?
Find out the secret role of the No-Sew Turkey Lacer in the artistic process. The Minnesota Review staff asks Issue 75 Poetry Contributor Denise Duhamel some basic literary-interview questions and receives Duhamel's answers - in the form of images.
A brief review of Suzanne Rivecca's July 2010 collection of stories, Death Is Not An Option.
Have you ever wondered what the Jersey Shore would be like if recast with famous poets? No??? Well, we did. Click here to read the dirt!
Poet Matthew Shenoda took a few moments to share his thoughts on poetry and craft.