Tag: writing

Failure is a Challenge by Noah Dale

Failure is a Challenge by Noah Dale

“You know this isn’t ready.” The words stare back at me from the page, taunting me. This, what was supposed to be my biggest accomplishment, was lying before me, ripped apart line by line. All throughout the margins, written in red, phrases jumped out at […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sophia Weisensel Profile by Linnea Anderson

Sophia Weisensel Profile by Linnea Anderson

Year: Senior                      Major: Studio Art      Sophia Weisensel has always loved art. What started out small with princess doodles eventually turned into a full-fledged passion. She was influenced by her high school teacher who sparked excitement in her and pushed her to grow. At that time, […]

6 Places to Submit Your Writing and Art by Grace Bollhagen

6 Places to Submit Your Writing and Art by Grace Bollhagen

Have you created something special and want to share it with the world? Do you want to be a published artist or writer? Here are six great literary magazines for undergraduates to send in submissions, other than the campus Inkwell Magazine, of course. Submitting is […]

Michael Torres Profile by Leif Johnson

Michael Torres Profile by Leif Johnson

Against Expectation When I think of a poet, I tend to think of a “hipster.” I think of someone who wears the latest trends of clothing for fashion’s sake. I think of someone who wears a snapback hat with shades and drives an older, beaten-up […]

Interview with Emily Kjeer by Zayne Engel

Interview with Emily Kjeer by Zayne Engel

Recently, Staff member Zayne Engel sat down with Emily Kjeer, Inkwell’s Programs Editor, to talk about how she got started as a writer and what publishing her own work has been like. Below is their interview. Who/what inspired you to start writing? Actually, it was […]

21-Day Writing Challenge

21-Day Writing Challenge

THE 21-DAY WRITING CHALLENGE IS UNDERWAY Participate in Inkwell’s Annual Writing Challenge! The challenge begins Sunday, November 5th. Write 400 Words daily for 21 Days Complete 15 days to be entered in a drawing Complete 21 days to win a free combo meal from Arby’s Drawing […]