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The Tragedy of Ambition: Musings on Shelley’s Frankenstein by Davis Smith

The Tragedy of Ambition: Musings on Shelley’s Frankenstein by Davis Smith

“‘Hateful day when I received life!’ I exclaimed in agony. ‘Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust? God, in pity, made man beautiful and alluring, after his own image; but my form is a […]

Wild Geese and Soft Mornings: A Poetry Analysis by Libby Kassuelke

Wild Geese and Soft Mornings: A Poetry Analysis by Libby Kassuelke

Between bites of very-late-night tepid ramen, in an attempt to escape my never-ending internal to-do list, I’ve been reading a lot of Mary Oliver’s poetry. Her work is a comfort object akin to warm milk, and I prefer my belly to be full of it. […]

Interview with Inkwell Alumnus, Sydney Kappel

Interview with Inkwell Alumnus, Sydney Kappel

After Inkwell’s Release Party in September, Hannah Dosch was able to catch up with former Managing Editor, Sydney Kappel. 1) How has English shaped your view of the world? I think that English, if anything, is a good exercise in empathy. I think reading works […]

Good Thunder Reading: The First of Many by Sabrina Seiwert

Good Thunder Reading: The First of Many by Sabrina Seiwert

Thursday, September 16th, was truly a night to remember for Sigma Tau Delta. This national honor society is dedicated to students who are passionate about the English language, literature, and writing. We were itching to move beyond our four walls and find our first linguistical […]

The Art of the Rom Com: A Theatre Physics Review by Audrey Amiling

The Art of the Rom Com: A Theatre Physics Review by Audrey Amiling

Within the span of two weeks (or so), a talented group of Bethany students collaborate to create an original show: Theatre Physics. The short preparation time and experimental nature of the skits set the performance apart from most shows that Bethany’s theatre department puts on. […]

Thinking on Paper: Where I Sit on Netflix’s “The Chair” by Libby Kassuelke

Thinking on Paper: Where I Sit on Netflix’s “The Chair” by Libby Kassuelke

Sandra Oh, Nana Mensah, and Holland Taylor in The Chair. Eliza Morse/Netflix The Chair, Netflix’s new original TV drama-comedy, has been a topic of debate since its recent August release. The show centers around Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (played by Sandra Oh) the newly established chair of the […]

Making a Mess: Some Thoughts on Craft, Instinct, and George Saunders by Lissa Torres

Making a Mess: Some Thoughts on Craft, Instinct, and George Saunders by Lissa Torres

When was the last time a craft book was on the New York Times Bestseller list? Not sure, apart from George Saunders’ A Swim in a Pond in the Rain (2021). The book takes several classic Russian short stories and considers them from a writer’s […]

Interview with contributor Ezekiel Grabau

Interview with contributor Ezekiel Grabau

This past spring, with sat down with Ezekiel Grabau to talk about his story “Linoleum Tiles,” featured in our spring 2020 issue. 1) Where did you get the inspiration for “Linoleum Tiles?”  My inspiration for “Linoleum Tiles” came as always from my personal experience. I […]

Interview with Kaci Schneidawind

Interview with Kaci Schneidawind

This past spring, we sat down with Kaci Schneidawind to talk about her work featured in the spring 2020 issue of Inkwell. 1. Both of your published pieces in Inkwell are creative nonfiction essays. What draws you to writing in this genre?  I had never […]

Seeing That Child’s Smile, by Annaliese Emmons

Seeing That Child’s Smile, by Annaliese Emmons

Writer Commentary: In the spring semester of my sophomore year at Bethany, I was in a class called Reading As Writers Across Media, and in this class, we spent time reading various books, one of which was Mary Oliver’s American Primitive and that is where […]