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BOOK REVIEW: Saudade by Traci Brimhall

BOOK REVIEW: Saudade by Traci Brimhall

September 18, 2018


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As youthfully seductive as it is disturbingly woeful, few collections have captured nostalgic grief with the lyric eloquence of Traci Brimhall’s Saudade. A 2017 publication of Copper Canyon Press, Brimhall’s collection is stylistically distinctive, a cocktail of verse novel and lyric play, reminiscen...

Judas Goat Book Release Party & Open Mic

Judas Goat Book Release Party & Open Mic

September 8, 2018


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Join us for our first Judas Goat Open mic of the Fall Semester at the Blue Cat Gallery and Studio, celebrating the release of the 2017-2018 Judas Goat. This event is free and open to the public. Free copies of the newest Goat will be available at the event. There will be a fabulous raffle prize available...

MINI INTERVIEW: Barbara Schmitz

MINI INTERVIEW: Barbara Schmitz

September 6, 2018


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How did your latest book, What Bob Says (Some More) come about? I wrote the first Bob poem at the Elkhorn Cabin with my writing buddies—Cabin Girls—we meet once a season at Kehm's beautiful cabin on the Platte, write, often Lucy Adkins gives us prompts, read, discuss, eat, drink some wine—for...

BOOK REVIEW: [email protected] by JV Brummels

BOOK REVIEW: frontpew@paradise by JV Brummels

August 30, 2018


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What is a cowboy? In the twenty-first century world of glowing screens and averted eyes, have we lost appreciation for “red-grass hills,” “Old skinny cows / bellies round with calf” and manure on scuffed boots? Published by Stephen F. Austin State University Press in 2017, JV Brummels’ ...

Lucky 13 Fiction Slam! April 26th, 2018

Lucky 13 Fiction Slam! April 26th, 2018

May 8, 2018


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April 2018 Lucky 13 Fiction Slam winners: 2nd Andrew Clegg, 1st Matt Moody, 3rd Tana Buoy, & 4th Sharon Cole

BOOK REVIEW: What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

BOOK REVIEW: What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

April 14, 2018


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Published by Wayne State College Press in 2018, Barbara Schmitz’s most recent collection, What Bob Says (Some More) is simultaneously a tribute to a lifelong love and an honest, oftentimes humorous, portrait of the natural friction a marriage of over forty years bears, laughs about, and eventually, em...

Plains Writers Series – April 25th & 26th, 2018

Plains Writers Series – April 25th & 26th, 2018

April 11, 2018


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Wayne State College’s Language and Literature Department, the School of Arts and Humanities and the WSC Press are pleased to hold this spring’s Plains Writers Series on Wednesday, April 25th, and Thursday, April 26th. This 2-day event will highlight the writer Josip Novakovich. The craft lecture on develo...

New Book! What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

New Book! What Bob Says (Some More) by Barbara Schmitz

April 11, 2018


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What Bob Says (Some More)  is about pleasure and delight, talking and listening/not listening, sex on the porch, being right, giving up, God, hearts and wings, yogurt, books, sirens, red/blue ambulance lights, happily ever after. “Bob may seem impossible to anyone who doesn’t love him. He’s o...

Lucky 13 Fiction Slam! April 26th, 2018 @ 7pm

Lucky 13 Fiction Slam! April 26th, 2018 @ 7pm

April 10, 2018


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The Lucky 13 Fiction Slam will be held at the Max Bar and Grill in downtown Wayne, NE starting at 7:00 pm, with registration and prelims starting at 5:00 pm. If anyone would like to participate in the slam they will need 2 original short stories (750 words or less) and $5 for registration at the ...

BOOK REVIEW: Gathering Place by David Wyatt

BOOK REVIEW: Gathering Place by David Wyatt

April 2, 2018


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In Gathering Place, published by Wayne State College Press in 2016, David Wyatt uses a voice of almost candid nonchalance to address the complex, existential inquiry of some of life’s simplest moments. The result is a collection as authentically humorous as it is somber and reminiscent, a rumbling v...

5th Annual English Festival!

5th Annual English Festival!

March 28, 2018


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Words stir emotion, provoke thought, and transport you to other worlds. On April 4th, the 5th annual English Festival honors all things English. Activities include an open mic, readings by students and faculty, games, crafts, prizes, a book giveaway, and refreshments. April 4th @ 7pm Humanities L...

BOOK REVIEW: It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere by Greg Kosmicki

BOOK REVIEW: It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere by Greg Kosmicki

March 25, 2018


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Published in 2016 by Logan House, an imprint of WSC Press, Greg Kosmicki’s It’s as Good Here as it Gets Anywhere is a refreshingly sincere collection that examines the surprisingly complex mundanities of a well-contemplated life in the Great Plains. From nature’s “language we can’t live long enough to...

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