Cracking a Cold One with the Books

By: Parker Gregory Shpak

Two of my most frequented hobbies are reading books and drinking beer. My favorite hobby, however, is reading books while drinking beer. Herein lies a primer for those of you who have perhaps dabbled in these pastimes, but have not yet mastered them in combination. Beer has as rich a history as literature and is… More Cracking a Cold One with the Books By: Parker Gregory Shpak

My Voice is like Bomba

Gabriela García Sánchez

Writing, music, art, and dance all have one thing in common–voice.  No matter the art form, the creator laces his or her own voice into the work. In Eleanor Parker Sapa’s blog, Finding Your Unique Writing Voice, Sapa defines voice as  “the unique way by which we see, experience, and interpret the world as individuals.”… More My Voice is like Bomba Gabriela García Sánchez

Ginsberg Would Have Wanted You to Get this Tattoo

By: Betty Noe

Browsing through the blog of the literary journal Paper Darts (a fine publication that I would recommend to anyone—even if only for the top notch staff bios) my eyes hit on a headline that I couldn’t pass-up: Five Roxane Gay quotes we just might tattoo on our biceps. Talk about a hook. That title has… More Ginsberg Would Have Wanted You to Get this Tattoo By: Betty Noe

Books and Videogames: A Marriage of Two Mediums

By: Autumn Magro

I love videogames more than books – sometimes. It’s not easy to admit that books are not my one bountiful passion in life (because how romantic is that?), and it’s taken me even longer to rationalize the two together. Unlike books, there is a negative connotation with video games. There is a good possibility that… More Books and Videogames: A Marriage of Two Mediums By: Autumn Magro

Does My Voice Need a Color? Platforms and Safe Spaces

By: Brandon Marquis

Times have changed for those who voice their opinion to the public. The internet is readily available to everyone and it is waiting for us to post our thoughts—in one hundred and forty characters or less. It’s a privilege to have access to a platform through which we can assert our world views. Regrettably, I… More Does My Voice Need a Color? Platforms and Safe Spaces By: Brandon Marquis

PATERSON: The Blue-Collar Poet and Writing with a ‘Day Job’

By: Nicholas DiBenedetto

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson is Paterson in ways that I never realized something could be Paterson. The film’s star, Adam Driver, plays a bus driver and poet named Paterson, who lives in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, and whose favorite poet is William Carlos Williams (whose epic poem Paterson, is set in the same New… More PATERSON: The Blue-Collar Poet and Writing with a ‘Day Job’ By: Nicholas DiBenedetto

Ten Books I was Assigned to Read as an Undergrad that Actually Didn’t Suck

By: Amanda McCarthy

It happens every semester. You arrive on the first day of class, sit down, and pour over the list of assigned texts that you will need to trudge through over the coming months. You remember something your tenth grade English teacher said about the classics being important and every time a professor stands in front… More Ten Books I was Assigned to Read as an Undergrad that Actually Didn’t Suck By: Amanda McCarthy