Tag: Poetry

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 […]

Ariadne by Maren Thompson (with Author Commentary)

Ariadne by Maren Thompson (with Author Commentary)

Ariadne When you found me I was burdened and laden With secrets and responsibilities: There was a maze and labyrinth And a monster on my mind. You, a thinker, You dared to surmount this maze, This labyrinth that no man Dared attempt before With any […]

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 […]

Lately, I’ve Been Biting Instead of Licking My Ice Cream by Grace Bollhagen

Morning is nearing! The sun peeking out over the corn fields light not yet blinding but a picturesque tangerine grapefruit juice spilling onto the dawn.   The brisk breeze caressing, its touch brings goosebumps shivers of delight. Its freshness clears the spoiled air yesterday left […]