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October 28, 2018

Wanting to become a writer is an easy choice to make in theory; it could be a wild thought that decides to stick with you throughout the rest of your life or until you get bored. Desiring to write about any topic or career however, is not such an easy choice. It takes...

July 13, 2018

I have studied many different genres while in college. My favorite thing that I have come across, however, is when a piece of writing rides the genre line. Recently I rediscovered a book found in an airport to occupy my mind for the six-hour flight ahead. When I first...

July 6, 2018

Some might value a necklace, guitar, or pencil the most in their lives. Northern Arizona University Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Nicole Walker, has an interesting relationship with eggs that she shares in her object lesson oriented book Egg. The inside cove...

June 22, 2018

The Hate U Give deals with the aftermath of the shooting of a young black teenager by a police officer, and readers travel along with Starr, the young female protagonist, as the African American community that she grew up in struggles with this issue. Thomas does not t...

December 6, 2017

If you were to stop a stranger on the street and ask them to name a Japanese author they would probably say Murakami, if they could even think of a Japanese author. He is known for his surrealist writing which sets him apart from western writers. What most readers of M...

October 17, 2017

Sequels and remakes: This is what makes up the majority of films of the movie industry today, showcasing the lack of ingenuity on the part of film producers who want to either hit the nostalgia button for adults or build up popular, money-making sequels. During the awa...

September 29, 2017

In a world with masked heroes and villains with extraordinary powers, Thom Creed is a teenager hiding two major secrets that embody everything his father hates. He has been asked to join the league of superheroes that spurned his dad, and if that wasn’t bad enough, Tho...

January 7, 2017

Chelsey Burden is originally from Kingman, Arizona. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing at Northern Arizona University, where she also received her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies/Sociology. Her work has been published in Gazing Grain Press, The Plou...

January 5, 2017

My former notion of essay compliations was that they were dislocated fragments of life attempting to complement one another while also viciously competing with each other. Lawrence Lenhart’s The Well-Stocked and Gilded Cage doesn’t just challenge my old preconception,...

December 23, 2016

Yes, I am one of THOSE people, I am someone who claims to be and wants to be a writer. When I was little, I would create stories that never ended up being real words on a page, but it was a real story to me when I would tell it to all of my stuffed animals. I never rea...

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