Tag: Poetry

Imitation of Michael Torres’ “The Very Short Story of Your Knuckles” from An Incomplete List of Names by Audra Dale

Imitation of Michael Torres’ “The Very Short Story of Your Knuckles” from An Incomplete List of Names by Audra Dale

About the piece: I wrote this piece for my Reading As Writers Across Media class with Professor Angie Johnson. We had to imitate works from three different poets: Michael Torres, Sandra Cisneros, and Brian Doyle. This particular piece is based off of “A Very Short […]

The Seat of All Our Souls: Lenten Reflections on Poetry and Penitence by Davis Smith

The Seat of All Our Souls: Lenten Reflections on Poetry and Penitence by Davis Smith

This is the time of year for reflection. The sun-soaked, breeze-cooled April evenings are punctured with carilloning birds and the scent of burgeoning lilacs. These expectant days, teetering on the verge of tulips and triumph, always seemed ideal for meditation on renewal and redemption. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Readers Wonder: Karee Henrich

Readers Wonder: Karee Henrich

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, Doris talks to Karee Henrich about her piece: “Remember,” which was published in our Spring 2019 issue. Remember After […]

Readers Wonder: Amber Murry

Readers Wonder: Amber Murry

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, Karena talks to Amber Murry about her piece: “When a Mother Sings” which was published in our Spring 2019 issue. (Scroll to the bottom of this page to read Murry’s poem.) Hello, […]

Readers Wonder: Ezekiel Grabau

Readers Wonder: Ezekiel Grabau

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, Brooke and Paige talk to Ezekiel Grabau about his piece: “Ars Poetica with Whiskey or […]

All Long Limbs & Lightheartedness by Emeline Ring

All Long Limbs & Lightheartedness by Emeline Ring

On the road leading back to my grandma’s house, the July sun beating down on our brows, my cousin and I make our way back from the library, this budding girl with the long, bony limbs and me with a year of college under my […]

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 […]