An Interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

    Interview conducted by Anna Zarra Aldrich, Blog Editor   Award-winning poet, NEA poetry fellow, and Orion magazine poetry editor Aimee Nezhukumatathil visited the University of Connecticut last month  to give a reading of her work. Nezhukumatathil is a renowned nature writer who has published four full collections of poetry. Her work has appeared in literary magazines including  Best… More An Interview with Aimee Nezhukumatathil

Evolving Art: What Writers Can Learn from Quentin Tarantino About Timeless Cinematic Creations

Samantha Mason, Fiction Panelist and Fundraising Co-Manager As a self proclaimed movie buff, there’s a good chance that I’ll always be able to passionately participate in a conversation about any film under the sun. That being said, I of course have my favorites – and with favorite movies come favorite directors. To me, there is… More Evolving Art: What Writers Can Learn from Quentin Tarantino About Timeless Cinematic Creations

Reclaiming ‘Roses are Red’

Siobhan Dale Co-Editor-in-Chief  Since Ezra Pound’s modernist injunction to “Make it New” in the early 20th century, poets have been experimenting with new forms, stylistic innovations, and bolder content. The modernist imperative seems to suggest that contemporary writers should always look forward at what is new, or predict what is coming and write with that… More Reclaiming ‘Roses are Red’

Coping with Grief: What A Dog’s Purpose Taught Me About Life

Jonathon Hastings, Chief Copy Editor Friday, February 15 8:30 a.m. I received a text from my brother while preparing for my day. “[Chester] was taken to the animal hospital because he can’t walk.” As this had happened before, I didn’t think much of his message. Besides, boxers are more likely to develop issues with arthritis… More Coping with Grief: What A Dog’s Purpose Taught Me About Life

Five Outrageous and Random Facts About Popular (Dead) Authors You Should Know

Brianna McNish, Co-Editor-in-Chief  Famous authors, especially those heralded in the British and American canon, are rife with idiosyncrasies. Whether it is George Orwell seamlessly “borrowing” the plot of another novel to create 1984 or the fact that Charles Dickens was a member of London’s largest paranormal investigation club (yes, Dickens was a real-life ghostbuster), looking… More Five Outrageous and Random Facts About Popular (Dead) Authors You Should Know

A Very Fastidious Dedication: Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events

  Allison Rosaci, Literary Events Coordinator I’m not ashamed to admit how obsessed I was with Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events as a child. My ultimate goal, between finishing up whatever assignments I got in middle school and spending time with friends was to read the series 13 times – once for every… More A Very Fastidious Dedication: Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events