Do I have a healthy relationship with my podcasts?

  In two previous pieces, I explored how podcasting serviced storytelling and pondered if we are experiencing a culture shift in media consumption. With my final essay, I examine how listening to Podcasts may be affecting my life, for the

A Conversation with Kyle Dargan

  Features editor Jewel Edwards recently interviewed Professor Kyle Dargan, Director of American University’s writing program and teacher of poetry. Dargan is the author of four poetry collections: The Listening (2004), winner of the Cave Canem Prize, Bouquet of Hungers

In Which Katie Avagliano Reviews Equinox

  Equinox, at 818 Connecticut Avenue, is only about a block from the White House. It’s the perfect place to take an out-of-town friend, especially if that friend, like Caryn, happens to be both vegan and gluten free. Most of

Writing to Persuade

  Argumentative writing – writing to persuade – includes fiction, creative non-fiction, and writing letters to the editor, among other forms. It may include writing letters to cable providers explaining why you should get a 10 percent reduction in the

“Constellations” Review by Lauren Johnson

  Marianne and Roland are drunk. They sit on the ground, their legs opened to one another, laughing. With blonde hair that curls just beneath his ears and a clear complexion, Roland is all boyish good looks. “Do you know

The Irrevocable Connection Between Stories and Litigation

  Stories and litigation. Litigation and stories. They are irrevocably connected in my life, as they should be. I wrote terrible stories in high school and realized very soon that I would not make my living as a writer, although what

In Which Matt Bukowski Sees “Fun Home” on Broadway

  Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Fun Home begins with a game of “Airplane,” in which Bechdel’s father, Bruce, propels his child into the air by bouncing her on his upturned legs. The image introduces an intimate exploration of Bechdel and

Curated: Tips for Submitting Your Work

  Whenever I meet someone new, the conversation usually ends up like this: they will ask me what I do and, when I respond that I am a writer, they’ll ask where I am published. I’ll turn bright red and laugh,

Reading, Writing, and Rome

  Last summer I participated in AU’s first graduate summer semester in Rome. Over five weeks from the end of May to the end of June, Professor David Keplinger and nine MFA’s lived and studied, drank cheap wine and ate

Visiting Writer’s Series: Alexander Chee

  Alexander Chee is the author of two novels, the critically acclaimed Edinburgh, which received the Whiting Award and was described by the by the Washington Post as a “lovely, nuanced, never predictable portrait of a creative soul in the