The Writer's Hot Seat

The Writer’s Hot Seat: Katie Peterson

05 December 2019 on Blog, The Writer's Hot Seat

This past November, poet Katie Peterson gave a reading from her new book, A Piece of Good News, at the University of New Hampshire, followed by a Q&A session with...

Poetry

“Habit” by Gail Martin

29 November 2019 on Poetry

That was the day I began to paint the rabbitwith a flat straw hat, a smaller rabbit on top of that, another hat, a caption that says, “When My Feelings Have Feelings.”...

Storystorm

The Pile of Skulls

27 November 2019 on Blog, Storystorm

For five years, I’d been collecting rejection emails in a special inbox folder titled “The Pile of Skulls”. When the total approached one-hundred and thirty, the accumulated despair made me...

Nonfiction

“Emboli” by Jennifer Phipps

15 November 2019 on Nonfiction

Last weekend you wore long, loose shorts. Your workout clothes— billowing, breathable black t-shirt and those silky, baggy shorts—obstructed my view. I’d wanted to see your legs. But when I...

Storystorm

Finding Poetry When You’re Stuck

13 November 2019 on Blog, Storystorm

Some weeks writing comes easy. Like a gift a context or idea appears and you run to the computer, journal, grocery receipt and draft out a poem quickly before it...

Poetry

“Clouds” by Amanda Span

08 November 2019 on Poetry

My father couldburn holes in the cloudswith the power of his mind: Watch, he says,looking at the stretchof sky above us, a sheet on the sandbeneath our backs. Right there. He...

Fiction

“Water in the Desert” by Clare Wilson

01 November 2019 on Fiction

“I can see it—” Eva said. “How the sky will stretch like a blue sheet between the peaks.” Ray stared through the sunroof of her VW bus. He almost expected...

Storystorm

MFA Kung Fu

30 October 2019 on Storystorm

At the end of the summer, when the New Hampshire sky was a bright blue, I started my MFA program in creative nonfiction. When preparing for this new adventure in...

Poetry

“Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation” by Katherine Fallon

25 October 2019 on Poetry

I.  Heather, in your dream my loved ones were dunking and holding me underwater as treatment. Everyone, you say, seemed to believe this was a good idea. In truth, your...

Storystorm

Mystery in Poetry

23 October 2019 on Blog, Storystorm

Maybe it’s because it’s autumn now—it’s darker out and the neighbors' Halloween decorations are up and all the tourists have gone home so the seacoast is hushed—but I’m thinking about...

Storystorm

Does Taking a Break Mean You’re a Lazy Failure?

17 October 2019 on Blog, Storystorm

This past weekend, I was going to be super productive. I was going to revise an old story, draft the first few pages of a new one, write this blog...

Nonfiction

“Aubergine” by Cara Lynn Albert

11 October 2019 on Blog, Nonfiction

“His name is Eggplant,” said John as we examined his dying fish inside the large aquarium in the middle of his living room. This was before we started dry humping...

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