Prose

Emotional Roller Coaster by Sabrina Seiwert

Emotional Roller Coaster by Sabrina Seiwert

I’ve always hated shots.  I mean, honestly, who doesn’t?  The raw trepidation of the whole process is absolutely terrifying. It all starts with going into the doctor’s office, with the small gleam of hope that maybe, just maybe, I won’t have to get one this […]

Euphoria and Contemplations on Responsibility by Audra Dale

Euphoria and Contemplations on Responsibility by Audra Dale

Recently I began watching the hit HBO show Euphoria. The show centers around a teenage girl, Rue (Zendaya), who is addicted to opioids and is surrounded by horrible things like sexual assault, pornography, and toxic masculinity. I can’t say that I was excited to watch […]

September Storms: Creative Non-Fiction by Ruth Kennedy

September Storms: Creative Non-Fiction by Ruth Kennedy

Ruth Kennedy is a Junior English major and theater minor. This essay, written for her Advanced Writing class this January 2022, features a reflection on a memory from her first year in college. The image cover of this article was taken by her on that […]

Three Prose Poems on Minnesota Moments by Davis Smith

Three Prose Poems on Minnesota Moments by Davis Smith

Author commentary: I am a passionate devotee of poetry, but sometimes I feel as if words refuse my sainted efforts to wrest them into lines and meter. For this reason, the concept of a prose poem appealed to me as I attempted to express my […]

The Obscure Tales of A Christmas Carol by Sabrina Seiwert

The Obscure Tales of A Christmas Carol by Sabrina Seiwert

It goes without saying that A Christmas Carol is a beloved holiday classic. It’s set on repeat year after year in the form of movies, stage performances, and the like. However, I’ve come to realize that there are obscurities about the novel and author that […]

In the Middle of My Dream by Abigail Reed

In the Middle of My Dream by Abigail Reed

A year ago, I was going through an identity crisis. I was only a semester and a half away from graduation, and the pressure to have a plan for what comes next was getting to me. More than this simple question, I had to consider […]

Creativity Under Limitations: Art Talk With Maida Jaspersen By Libby Kassuelke

Creativity Under Limitations: Art Talk With Maida Jaspersen By Libby Kassuelke

On Monday, October 4th I was working in the Writing Center covering a shift for Maida Jaspersen while she attended the annual Red Eye Film Festival for which she collaborated on the creation of a film. Since I was working for her and was therefore […]

Review of Kathleen Glasgow’s “Girl in Pieces” by Hannah Dosch

Review of Kathleen Glasgow’s “Girl in Pieces” by Hannah Dosch

Rating: 4.5/5 If you need a book that will make you feel emotional, this is the book for you. Girl in Pieces deals with difficult topics such as depression, self-harm, addiction, and human trafficking. Although the topics are somewhat upsetting and might cause the reader […]

Trivia Questions After Brian Doyle’s “Homework Problems” from Grace Notes by Ruth Kennedy

Trivia Questions After Brian Doyle’s “Homework Problems” from Grace Notes by Ruth Kennedy

Author’s Commentary: In Spring 2021, I took Reading as Writers Across Media. One exercise we did was imitation writing, where we looked at books we had read throughout the semester and tried to imitate an author’s work. I was drawn to the unique segmented format […]

14 Questions With Inkwell: Snow Queen

14 Questions With Inkwell: Snow Queen

Inkwell contributors Jenna Wahl and Libby Kassuelke recently had the opportunity to interview the women at work behind the scenes of the fast-approaching Bethany production, The Snow Queen. Emily Kimball and Maren Boucher take a walk through the set and behind the scenes as they […]