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Conscientious Writing: Lessons Learned from a “Failed” Poem by Amber Murry

Conscientious Writing: Lessons Learned from a “Failed” Poem by Amber Murry

Like many other young adults, I still hold on to a great many ideals when I think about the way the world should work, especially when it comes to my chosen field of English and literature. As a student, I am constantly becoming more and […]

Danez Smith: Coding Poetry by Elli Gifferson

Danez Smith: Coding Poetry by Elli Gifferson

On November 7-8, the Minnesota State University’s Good Thunder Reading Series hosted St. Paul-born poet Danez Smith. Smith’s most recent book Don’t Call us Dead earned the United Kingdom’s Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection and also contended in the United States as a finalist […]

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of “Theatre Physics” by Elli Gifferson

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of “Theatre Physics” by Elli Gifferson

Almost a month has passed since Bethany Lutheran College put on yet another successful Theatre Physics show.  However, this year’s performance was particularly special in that it marked the 25th anniversary of Theatre Physics.  Since 1994, the BLC Theatre Department has been entertaining audience members […]

6 Places to Submit Your Writing and Art by Grace Bollhagen

6 Places to Submit Your Writing and Art by Grace Bollhagen

Have you created something special and want to share it with the world? Do you want to be a published artist or writer? Here are six great literary magazines for undergraduates to send in submissions, other than the campus Inkwell Magazine, of course. Submitting is […]

Review of Eula Biss’ The Balloonists by Leah Zacate

Review of Eula Biss’ The Balloonists by Leah Zacate

“What if an entire generation were to reject their central story line?” asks Eula Biss in The Balloonists, a book that is part poetry, part creative essay. Biss draws heavily from her own life in creating this assembly of anecdotes of both her life and […]

An Evening with Candace Black by Leah Zacate

An Evening with Candace Black by Leah Zacate

Candace Black entered, relishing the opportunity to encourage others to write. She faced a room of eager students at Bethany Lutheran College on a Tuesday night. Wearing a sea blue shirt and dangling necklace, Candace discussed how her life experience has molded her most recent […]

8 Ways to Spice Up Setting by Kristina Carpenter

It seems like one of the most-often-given critiques of writing is that the reader “just wasn’t there.”  It can be hard to give a clear setting.  Sometimes, the image is there in your head and just won’t translate into words on a page.  Here are […]