Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gearing up!

Twelve more days til we hit the road for AWP! There is much to do and we're getting excited for the Mile High City! (It'll be my first time in Denver and I'll definitely be relying on this nifty guide that Copper Nickel has put together.)

If you're going, stop by our table and say hi!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Am I Blue? You'd be too.

1. What's your favorite shade of blue?

A. Blue fingernail polish.
B. Callouses on your guitar fingers from playing the blues.
C. Blue Screen Blue
D. Tidal Blue
E. All the world's blue and all men and women merely shades.

In looking over the proofs of our next issue, I'm super excited for the upcoming issue of the Review which includes a special Blue Feature! Which of these blues will be included in our issue? Which of these blues still have yet to be writ about? Find out by subscribing to our next issue. It's easy, Just click here: Gimmee the Blues! and other great literature too!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Melanie Rae Thon Day

Contributor Spotlight!!!:
Melanie Rae Thon's story "7 X 7," featured in our Summer 2009 issue, has recently been nominated for a Pushcart Award! Her general awesomeness can be experienced via our podcast now (or any other time, really). Enjoy the audio!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Indiana All Stars with a Cause


Tuesday March 9th 6:30
The Rose Firebay John Waldron Art Center

Catherine Bowman, Richard Cecil, Debra Kang Dean, Romayne Dorsey,
Ross Gay, Eugene Gloria, Joseph Heithaus, Maurice Manning, Alyce Miller, Maura Stanton, Crystal Williams!

South Central Indiana literary communities come together for a collaborative reading to benefit Haiti Soleil, Partners in Health and the people of Haiti. The requested donation is $10, with all proceeds going to Haiti Soleil and Partners in Health (PIH).

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Big and Small: My Favorite Writing Advice

The 8.8 earthquake that shook Chile last Saturday shortened the length of the day! It's only 1.26 millionths of a second but still! We have less time! As an editor/student/writer/teacher, I'm always concerned about time. There seems to be so little of it in a given day, and no matter what, I'm always jamming too much into my day, trying to get everything done and not being able to. Maybe in that 1.26 millionth of a second we just lost, I would have finally found time to properly clean my apartment or go to the grocery store or finish that story I've been working on. Alas, I know that is not so and I would probably just waste that 1.26 millionth of a second surfing the internet or dawdling on the my to campus.

But it reminds of the terrific writing advice I received from Don Belton: every month he made a list of things that he felt he procrastinated with, and he would try to cut them out. I like that this is a monthly activity instead of an all encompassing big New-Year's-this-year's-gonna-be-the-year type resolution. I like the smallness of taking stock each month and finding the few moments when you can spend time writing. Those small moments can really add up to something big.


Monday, March 1, 2010

Gerald Stern!

If you're in the B-town area, Don't Miss this exciting, once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Mr. Stern read his work!

Thursday, March 04 2010
7:00 P.M.

Gerald Stern was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1925. He is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including This Time: New and Selected Poems, which won the National Book Award in 1998, and a collection of personal essays, What I Can’t Bear Losing: Notes From a Life. He is the recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, three National Endowment of the Arts Fellowships, and the National Jewish Book Award, in addition to having been the first Poet Laureate of New Jersey. He has been published in The New Yorker, The New Republic, The Nation and The Atlantic, among many other leading magazines. In 2006 Stern was named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. A new book of poems, Save the Last Dance, was released in 2008 from W. W. Norton, and the first volume of his collected poems, Early Collected: Poems from 1965-1992, will be released by W. W. Norton in 2010.