perm_identity From the Editor Archives

The AWP and Me

Issue No. 190 ~ March, 2013

I am definitely a literary outsider, and as such, I’ve been able to attend AWP Conferences sort of like an anthropologist studying the natives – it was alien territory to me and I had no one to answer to or to try and impress.

Seeing Things Differently Than Most

Issue No. 189 ~ February, 2013

Bob was a gigantic bulk of a man, his body like a perfectly proportioned concrete block, and he had one of the largest heads I'd ever seen, but it didn't seem abnormal because of his sheer size.

An Unexpected Afternoon Tragedy

Issue No. 187 ~ December, 2012

I slowly eased myself off the couch and gingerly walked over to the window. Sure enough, there were five or six police cars converging from all directions, and two ambulances parked on the main street in front of the small row of stores.

Who Knows?

Issue No. 185 ~ October, 2012

Time to open the magazine. I'm guessing Blake and Ryan are television celebrities, or maybe singers. I do know I have no idea what constitutes a "dream Southern wedding." I don't even know what constitutes a dream wedding of any kind, anywhere, at any time, for that matter.

A Twisted Ankle Tale

Issue No. 183 ~ August, 2012

My brother was injured on his part-time job, and as a result, couldn't perform what was required for his permanent job, but it came down to "So what?" and "Tough luck" -- you are not entitled to compensation.