I am thrilled to be embarking on the journey of creating an original broadside with the artist who has been assigned to me, and I'm even more thrilled that our word—"clear"—has a dual meaning that leaves a lot of room for creativity and interpretation. "Clear" can represent something physically transparent, like the surface of a … Continue reading Reflecting on my first Broadsides Meeting
The travel experience I'm missing most right now is grabbing a backpack/suitcase, a friend, and your courage and heading to a faraway region of the world to follow a route you've created for yourself. It's equal parts terrifying and exhilarating, and I find a lot of joy in hearing about other people's experiences engaging in … Continue reading An interview with Hannah on independent travel, veganism, and stretching her comfort zone in Australia
When I think about the kind of writing I would most like to publish as an editor, my mind automatically drifts to creative nonfiction—specifically, the travel essay. I think of PrairyErth, a book that I read in an Environmental Literature class as a sophomore, and I can't forget the way the author's writing made me … Continue reading The Kind of Writing I Want to Publish
What does it mean to publish a literary magazine with a "provincial" flavor? That is a question that I will be grappling with as I profile the Virginia-based literary magazine Shenandoah, and I was thrilled that Ron brought his experience developing a magazine with firm roots in the remotest US state to class. As he … Continue reading Reflections on Ron Spatz’s Class Visit
A few months ago, a classmate of mine applied for an internship at N+1 Magazine. One component of the application process is an article that the applicant must write in a style that emulates that of the writers published in N+1, and the particular prompt that my classmate was answering was about his social media … Continue reading “Little Magazines” and Exerting Influence: Does Digitization Work?