An Interview with Poet Trista Mateer

Lauren Ablondi Olivo, Interviews Editor Spilled ink. It’s a term that’s been popularized within the last few years, especially on social media sites such as Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram. Writers, especially poets, have taken to the internet to “spill” their work with the world, rather than going through more mainstream channels of publishing. For many,… More An Interview with Poet Trista Mateer

Where Fiction Meets Life: A Trip to the Breakers

Lilia Shen, Managing Editor  If I’m remembering correctly, the Vanderbilts called it the “Breakers” because when you stand on the balcony, looking over the cliff the mansion is nestled on, you can hear the sound of the ocean waves breaking on the stone walls in the distance. The sound is reminiscent of glass shattering into… More Where Fiction Meets Life: A Trip to the Breakers

From a Graduate’s Perspective

Christine Byrne Poetry and Translations Panelist Last night I dreamt I was Benjamin Braddock two years after The Graduate. And this is how it went: So Elaine left me. Happy Valentine’s Day! It was basically inevitable—the whole dating your ex-lover’s-daughter situation ending explosively. She always kind of hated me anyway…constantly asking what I really thought of… More From a Graduate’s Perspective

The Downfall of Being Inspired by TV Authors: Why Carrie Bradshaw is a Really Bad Writer

Bailey Shea Non-fiction and Multimedia Panel Editor, Arts Liason  As a wannabe writer, the idea of seeing my potential future on TV is comforting. After realizing the entirety of Sex and the City was available on Amazon Prime, I was excited by the opportunity to watch the unedited series. During my first binge of the… More The Downfall of Being Inspired by TV Authors: Why Carrie Bradshaw is a Really Bad Writer

Caption-worthy Poetry

Esther Santiago Rodriguez, Fiction Panelist During the last few years, social media seems to have taken over the world, and now it’s taking over the literary world as well. You can find a great piece of poetry scrolling through your social media feed on a daily basis, especially on Instagram. Instagram has become a portal where… More Caption-worthy Poetry

Strategies for Editing

Allison Rosaci, Non-fiction and Multimedia Panelist Congratulations on finishing up your writing – whether it be a creative project or a paper for class, that’s a great accomplishment! However, don’t get too caught up in the celebration – it’s always good practice to look over your work before you submit it to your professor or… More Strategies for Editing

Dystopias for Hire: Commercialization and Dilution of a Genre

Anna Zarra Aldrich, Blog Editor A man sits beside the banks of the Thames, sandwiched between the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre and the Tate Modern – a literal crossroads of art. Seated in his folding chair, he has a small table set up in front of him. He has a typewriter and a stack… More Dystopias for Hire: Commercialization and Dilution of a Genre