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Nonfiction

“Holes” By Heather Knowles

04 May 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

Our house was the only one for miles around with a swimming pool. “Dug that sumbitch with nothing but a pick and shovel,” Dad would say. Roughly twelve feet square,...

Storystorm

AWP 2018: What I Brought Home was the Swag

04 May 2018 on Blog, Storystorm

I don’t mean to sound shallow. There was much that thrilled me at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2018 conference in Tampa beyond the buttons, pens, and...

Poetry

“Earthbind” by Laura Post

27 April 2018 on Blog, Poetry

He asks me casually if I ever want to get married, and I think about how I can’t even stand guided tours. A little girl at the top of the...

Storystorm

AWP 2018: Among My Own – For a Few Days, Anyway

27 April 2018 on Blog, Storystorm

The flight left Boston on the billowing forefront of a Nor'easter that would shut down the Eastern Seaboard the following week. We touched down in Tampa’s breezy 65 degrees. It...

Fiction

“Wild Animals” by David Braga

20 April 2018 on Blog, Fiction

The last time I saw Allison Moore, there was a cougar loose in our town. This happened from time to time. Every couple of years, a cat would come down...

Poetry

“The Ice on the River” by Brookes Moody

13 April 2018 on Blog, Poetry

I’m always just             saying new things about waves— like how when ice forms on a river, despite the currents,          ...

Nonfiction

“Love in Marble” by Jenne Knight

30 March 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

Ten years ago, my mother and I flew to Italy on an open-jaw, two-week tour, where we snaked through the country from Milan to Rome. Because we lived in different...

Storystorm

AWP 2018: Consider the coffee

30 March 2018 on Blog, Storystorm

Every year, just in time for the zombie-like resurgence of winter in New England to bury all transportation in snow, twelve thousand writers spill into a cavernous convention center to...

Poetry

“Loading Zone” by Tara Deal

23 March 2018 on Blog, Poetry

There can be only one New York morning when you discover the gingko trees lose their leaves all at once, give up, make a mess. Velvet is elsewhere and then...

Poetry

I Stare at Passing Clouds (After Tu Fu) by George Freek

09 March 2018 on Blog, Poetry

I stare at passing clouds, above the quiet street. The evening is peaceful. Half drunk, I sway in the doorway. The moon lights the twilight sky. Stars glisten like leering...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Alice McDermott

09 March 2018 on Blog, Fiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

National Book Award Winning author and UNH alumna Alice McDermott recently visited University of New Hampshire as part of UNH’S Department of English Writers Series. Enshrined in the glow of...

Nonfiction

“Laying on of Hands” by Matt Muilenburg

23 February 2018 on Blog, Nonfiction

I unwillingly entered the priesthood in seventh grade. My name appeared on the slip of paper my teacher drew from the fake chalice we would later use during our staging...

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