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Writing Farsickness

24 March 2017 on Nonfiction, Storystorm

“Fernweh is a longing to be away from home, a desire to be in a faraway place,” writes Teju Cole in the essay “Far Away from Here.” As a writer-in-residence...

ArtStorm

What Are We Looking For? What Do We See?

01 March 2017 on ArtStorm

When Kelly and I first talked about the possibility of furthering Barnstorm’s story-telling mission with the addition of potent, colorful, and thematically resonant artwork, we weren’t sure how it would...

Poetry

Can’t Get a Break?

17 February 2017 on Blog, Poetry

When writing a poem, how do you decided where to draw the line? That is, when you crack a sentence in half, what determines where you make the break? After...

Nonfiction

“Countdown to Day One” by Melissa Rosato

03 February 2017 on Blog, Nonfiction

Two Weeks After When I drive up, he turns away and leans inside the open window of his Camaro. The hatchback and passenger seat are filled completely with bags and...

Blog

Snowstorm: Holiday Reading Recommendations

22 December 2016 on Blog

As the Barnstorm staff wraps up another calendar year, we want to thank all of you for your continued support and dedication. We'll resume our regular publishing schedule in February,...

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Story, picture, painting: an interview with artist Linda Griggs

25 November 2016 on ArtStorm, Blog

Interview by Amy Neswald  Kelly and I were introduced to artist Linda Griggs’ work through my good friend and art dealer, Paul Bridgewater. We were taken with Linda’s work at...

Storystorm

Writing With Conflict: Do All Good Stories Have to be Sad?

21 October 2016 on Blog, Fiction, Storystorm

I was in a literature class and we discussed whether all good stories have to be sad. Why does it seem like all of the classics are depressing (looking at...

The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Benjamin Ludwig

14 October 2016 on Blog, Fiction, The Writer's Hot Seat

Interview by Shannon Slocum and Alix McManus Benjamin Ludwig is a life-long teacher of English and writing in New Hampshire. He and his wife are foster/adoptive parents. His novella, Sourdough, won the...

Poetry

“Middle-Ear Evolution” by Lois Bassen

07 October 2016 on Blog, Poetry

"So reptiles eat with the bones we hear with." --"Reptiles Eat With the Bones Humans Hear With, Fossil Proves" by John Noble Wilford, April 18, 2011 Chew Schubert’s E-flat Trio for...

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Artstorm: Why Art? Why Now?

04 October 2016 on ArtStorm, Blog

  Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. — Edgar Degas Welcome to Artstorm! We’re a new addition to Barnstorm, created with the goal to...

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From the Editor

21 September 2016 on Blog

Dear Reader, Welcome to a new year of Barnstorm. Our 2016–2017 staff is excited to launch another great year full of writerly ruminations, interviews, photography, and (of course!) some marvelous...

Storystorm

Storystorm: Joie de Vivre

13 May 2016 on Blog, Storystorm

  I was at a rock concert recently—the kind where the singer is 46, scraggly, parched, and won’t let his career go—watching everyone have more fun than me. This sort...

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