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Book review: Odsburg by Matt Tompkins

When I started reading Odsburg, the new novel by Matt Tompkins (Ooligan Press), the events it portrays seemed, well…odd.Today, though, we could all be in Odsburg. At the very least, it’s a worthwhile trip while you’re social distancing. The novel is a study of the fictional town of Odsburg, Washington by the world’s first (and only) […]

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Reading, writing, and running: Q&A with Arden York

Katherine Arden York is a proud philosophy student in her senior year at the University of Baltimore. When she is not studying or working, she can be found running (slowly) along Baltimore’s streets, enjoying a whiskey at her favorite bar, or attempting to bake a homemade pie. Arden aspires to become an astronaut but is […]

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Concerning Craft: Finding another way into the experience

Susan Okie is a poet, physician, and former Washington Post medical reporter. She received her MFA in poetry from Warren Wilson College in 2014. Her chapbook, Let You Fly, was a finalist in Finishing Line Press’ New Women’s Voices Contest and was published in 2018. Her work has appeared in The Gettysburg Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Prairie Schooner, and […]

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Writing to give back: Q&A with poet Kailah Peters

Kailah Peters (KP) is a poet and storyteller who has migrated north to study public relations and creative writing. She describes her poetry as a confession her soul makes to her mind. Her imaginative and poignant style questions identity, human connection, and social order. For the full breadth of her work and passions, visit www.KPPETERS.weebly.com. KP’s poem […]

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