Category Archives: Shenandoah

Shenandoah Abides

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The other day Shenandoah‘s editor, the great R.T. Smith (Rod), reached out to me about preparations for the Spring issue. It struck me then that we have been doing this since the Spring of 2011. Oh how six years flies by. … Continue reading Continue reading

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5 Years of Shenandoah Online

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One of the projects I started working on more than five years ago was bringing the Shenandoah Literary Magazine online. I got the gig thanks to the late and very great Claudia Emerson, who I had been working with on a literary journals class … Continue reading Continue reading

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Shenandoah’s Noir Issue Logo

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I’ve been working with the Shenandoah literary magazine for a while now, and next week they launch their noir issue. The editor, Rod Smith, asked me to try and come up with a logo/ad for Poetry Daily, and given it’s design week … Continue reading Continue reading

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Shenandoah Three Years On

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Washington and Lee’s Literary Review Shenandoah started making its transition from a print to an entirely online publication almost three years ago. I know this because I helped the editor, Rod T. Smith, imagine what it would mean to move into the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Fan Fiction and Parody

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From music to poetry and prose, the practice of artists sampling other artists’ work is nothing new. When a song tops the Billboard charts, it is only a matter of time before it gets chewed up and spat back out in … Continue reading

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The Rise of Fan Fiction

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then perhaps Shakespeare didn’t roll over in his grave and groan when Dreamworks retold his classic play Twelfth Night in the form of a high school romantic comedy. Questions of authenticity and … Continue reading

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Rediscovering “Ars Poetica” -Annie Persons

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On Wednesday, I led my first creative writing workshop with sixth graders at the local middle school. As I signed in, nerves that had nothing to do with the school’s stringent security system quickened my pulse. I experienced an alarming … Continue reading

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Poetry’s Possible Worlds -Annie Persons

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This summer, I worked as a research assistant for Professor Lesley Wheeler, helping her compile sources for her scholarly book about speculative poetry titled Poetry’s Possible Worlds. “Speculative” poetry is a genre encompassing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and related “weird” … Continue reading

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Possibilities in Poetry -Katie Toomb

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And my junior year begins.  While I will admit that I was anxiously awaiting summer vacation by the time May rolled around last year, I have to say that I have never been more excited for a school year to … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Wake of Tragedy -Sam O’Dell

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Yesterday marked the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, a day when most Americans take at least a few moments out of their hectic lives to reflect on the horrific events of that day. More than anything, I think 9/11 reminds people … Continue reading

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