Spotlight: Powerful Poetry Through the Pongo Publishing Project

With all of the celebrity blogs, fashion information, and just plain futile writing out there on the web it may seem difficult to find a truly meaningful blog on the Internet. Instead of an author this month, check out the Pong Publishing Project, proof that teens do want, and need, to write poetry. – Courtney … Continue reading

Spotlight: Steve Himmer

I skyped Steve Himmer today. Never spoke to him before. I may never again. But I gotta admit, I like the guy. He teaches in the first-year writing program at Emerson College in Boston, which is pretty cool. I have a few friends up there. He’s a mentor to a graduate writing students, which I … Continue reading

Poetry Section: Playful Poetry

This month’s collection of poems offer variety not only in subject, but in form and style, as well. Mascia’s free verse balances out Russomano’s subtle rhymes; Yuan’s seasonally divided poem contrasts with an excerpt from Chye’s much longer “saudade.” Yet, no matter the poets’ preferences, each poem seems to intrigue and stand alone. – Siobhan … Continue reading

Photo & Arts: L’Arte e Fotographia

For this month, I wanted to focus on the idea of Art itself. I included my own photos with quotes that have inspired me and, I believe, speak to the core of what art truly is. Take a look and see how you feel about them. We look forward to your many submissions for the … Continue reading

Reviews: Over the Pachyderm Rainbow

Jennifer C. Wolfe’s Over the Pachyderm Rainbow: Living in an Elephant-Controlled 2010 Election Diorama is a liberal political commentary in stanza form. The work primarily functions as a satirical criticism of extremist right-wing views and references political figures, policies, and events from over the past decade. Wolfe covers healthcare issues, immigration policies, and the War … Continue reading

Creative Nonfiction: Pwomes

Stephanie Johnson is a writer and photographer for a humanitarian aid and development organization. She serves as a writer and photographer for the non-profit humanitarian relief organization Cross International in Pompano Beach, Florida. After spending time working in Haiti and Johnson has returned with reflections from which she finds impossible to walk away. “Pwomes” (Haitian … Continue reading

Fiction Section: Facing It Fiction

I would like to begin my remarks by announcing that we received double the usual amount of fiction submissions this month, so thank you to all who sent a story in. I enjoyed reading each one and you made it very difficult for me to choose only three. I had to in the end, so … Continue reading