All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘deanna mcelhattan’

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? A Farewell.

Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? A Farewell.

Dear Wonderful Readers, My time here at burntdistrict and Sparkwheel Press has seemingly to come to an end. All this time, I’ve interviewed poets who have taught me about life, given me advice and book suggestions, and shown gratitude. But I don’t think I’ve ever taken the time to really tell you about me. And […]

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Digging through Dirty Laundry

Digging through Dirty Laundry

This week our featured poet is Elizabeth Onusko. Her piece, “Case History,” is slightly longer, and so I’ll include a link here to my personal blog so you can read it (sidenote: I am not as emo as my profile picture portrays me to be. Do people use the word “emo” anymore?) “Case History” struck […]

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The Girl Who Played Fetch with Fire

The Girl Who Played Fetch with Fire

Hello again, beautiful readers. I need to get something out before I begin. Have any of you ever spent any time in a coffee shop in a “hip location” of Chicago? Because I thought this would be a good idea, but apparently any hip location is swarmed with starving artists ready to punch each other […]

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Writings from the F Train

Writings from the F Train

This week I got the chance to pick the brain of the wonderful poet, Jason Primm, on his poem “Flood” and other musings. Rather than type out the whole nearly two-page poem to you here, I’ve provided a link to it here on my own personal poetry blog and you should READ IT(!!!), which I […]

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Newborns, or the Tiny Buddhas of the World

Newborns, or the Tiny Buddhas of the World

Hello again dearest readers. Between our Christmas break, final products, and my work on my very own (!) chapbook, I’ve been very busy. But I’ve got a lot of really great interviews coming up for you in the coming months. What can I say in the beginning that will draw you in? Perhaps I should […]

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Artists are art, too.

Artists are art, too.

Last week, I got the chance to interview one of the last poets from our first issue of burntdistrict. This interview comes out at about the same time as Liz and Jen introduce their second issue of the magazine and I am so excited to check it out! In the meantime, read up about my […]

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Sometimes, I Stray Deliberately…

Sometimes, I Stray Deliberately…

This week has been an exhausting one for me. I’m sure most of you who read this blog (where the hell are you, anyway? READ MY BLOG.) can relate. It’s my last year of college and suddenly the “What are you thinking of doing after school?” question we all dread from relatives as, say, freshmen, […]

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Burntdistrict Writers Read, Happiness Ensues

Burntdistrict Writers Read, Happiness Ensues

So, about two weeks ago, Jen and Liz hosted a good ol’ Midwestern soirée complete with burntdistrict poetry, beer, and the fanciest of cheeses (Goat cheese, people. Goat. Cheese. Be still my heart.) Couple all of the above with the fact that it was hosted at House of Loom, which cannot be described as a […]

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Refutations by Memory

Refutations by Memory

Hey, folks. It’s me, the no-longer-lowly intern, back and ready to receive more wisdom from poets in our lovely magazine, burntdistrict. This week, I got the chance to interview the up-and-coming poet, Benjamin Sutton, whose three poems from “Refutations by Memory” were recently featured on Verse Daily. Before you read the interview, check out the […]

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So This Is Where It All Began

So This Is Where It All Began

Recently, I had the chance to interview one of Omaha’s local poets about his life and poem featured in the last issue of burntdistrict, “So This Is Where It All Began.” I’ll start off by sharing the poem, which indeed does not belong to me, but instead to the wonderful Steve Langan. I hope this […]

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