This, too, Will Snatch Your Edges

By: Traci Parker

Ebonics is ‘trendy’ when the right mouth is speaking it. Many Americans forget about or, rather, neglect Ebonics. It’s real. And it’s lit. In case you don’t know what Ebonics is, the word refers to an African American vernacular that was a product of American slavery. Linguistically, Ebonics is not just slang. In 1973, a… More This, too, Will Snatch Your Edges By: Traci Parker

How to Surive an Attack from an Ex-M15 Agent: Eleven Steps to Getting the Most out of Your Writing Workshop

By: Jameson Croteau

Someone told me— right before my transatlantic flight—that Englishmen hate confrontation. Flash forward to my writing internship in London and I have an ex-MI5 agent, veins popping purple through the Skype window on my 16-inch laptop screen, about to burst from my criticism of his second to-be-published novel. His vitriol, hardly avoiding curses, were being… More How to Surive an Attack from an Ex-M15 Agent: Eleven Steps to Getting the Most out of Your Writing Workshop By: Jameson Croteau

How to Read a Book When You Can’t Breathe Through Your Nose

By: Betty Noe

Falling into bed with a good book always sounds like the perfect solution whenever I’ve acquired the latest illness that is in vogue among my friends. Often, this form of self-care is better than the reality for me. When I have a sinus headache and I’m coughing up a lung, I find that I don’t… More How to Read a Book When You Can’t Breathe Through Your Nose By: Betty Noe

Send Nudes: Contemporary Language, Literature, and the Female Form

By: Rebecca Hill

The instructions specified that I got undressed. A notepad in hand, I stood in front of the bedroom mirror in my apartment and looked for the things that I loved about my body. This exercise was something that I would never have tried on my own, something that I had been asked to do in… More Send Nudes: Contemporary Language, Literature, and the Female Form By: Rebecca Hill

When is a Good Time to Stop Writing? Spoiler Alert: Probably Never.

By Emily Catenzaro

On the subject of perseverance in writing, a question that may linger in many writers’ minds is: what is the correct timetable for getting published? If your goal is to publish a book of prose or poetry, sell a screenplay, or land a job at a prominent periodical, you may have already asked yourself this… More When is a Good Time to Stop Writing? Spoiler Alert: Probably Never. By Emily Catenzaro

How to Read a Book (in Case You Didn’t Know)

By Sabrina O’Brien

People often find that I am the most unconventional of English majors. No, I don’t write a lot; no I don’t read novels in a day; no I don’t like Hemingway (which is a comment that has earned me many looks from my fellow students); if you want a story about the American dream, I’m… More How to Read a Book (in Case You Didn’t Know) By Sabrina O’Brien

What to Read if You Had a Year Left to Live

By: Sydney Lauro

Prognosis: you’ve got twelve months left to live. The good news? If you’re literate, you could easily read a book a month. Therefore, it’s time to give up Grey’s Anatomy and escape Meredith’s constant, cliché, and contrived diatribes about life and actually consume a worthwhile use of the English language. January: Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and… More What to Read if You Had a Year Left to Live By: Sydney Lauro

It’s Time to Talk to People About Books

By: Autumn Magro

I started a YouTube channel because I had failed. A Harper Perennial Classic edition of The Bell Jar sat half-read on my desk as the recruiter told me over the phone that the aforementioned publisher had gone with someone else. I put the copy underneath a stack of my resumes. It was clear now that… More It’s Time to Talk to People About Books By: Autumn Magro