Tag: craft

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 […]

Readers Wonder: Maren Thompson

Readers Wonder: Maren Thompson

In our “Readers Wonder” series, Bethany students sit down with our Inkwell contributors to talk about the writing process and the pieces that appear in our issues.  In this installment, Hannah and Tylan talk to Maren Thompson about her piece: “To a Constellation” which was published in […]

To Tend One’s Garden by Hannah Bockoven

To Tend One’s Garden by Hannah Bockoven

This is a question I ask myself sometimes; What is my yield? If you are interested in writing, it is a helpful question. What do I have to say and what do I have to offer? I ask this often when I write, but it […]

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 […]