By Jack Joyce

“Complex and Wrought”: Five Questions with Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey was born in 1959, in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Pankey grew up with two hard-working parents, both accountants. He was successful in school and went on to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia and the University of Iowa. Through his hard work he received a BA and an MFA respectively.…

Completely Subjective: Stephen Dunn’s “The Imagined”

People, including myself, sometimes live in the imaginary side of the world. I think about unrealistic circumstances where I always come out on top. I dream about things that are unrealistic. These things range from the topics of sports to aspects of my daily life. Last Saturday, I sat in my bed thinking about the…

The Great Poem Series: Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s “The Afterlife”

Lynne Sharon Schwartz’s, “The Afterlife”, is one of her many works which has received national attention. The writing is a piece of contemporary poetry and is featured in the 2012 edition of “The Best American Poetry”. Schwartz has received numerous awards including grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the…