Double Impostor Syndrome: Being of Color in an MFA Program

Your stomach is double-knotting, your palms are clammy. Your nerves bang inside your skull. What did I get myself into? you think as you sit in this classroom for the first time. You are stuck somewhere between chatty and shitting… Continue Reading

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Top 5 White Male Authors, Selected by a White Male Author

In case you missed leading white male publication, Esquire’s, comprehensive history of the white male author (originally titled “The Greatest Books Ever Written”), Blue Mesa Review brings you a re-boot. These authors are venerated in academia and literary circles alike… Continue Reading

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A Baby’s Five Favorite Literary Works

1. War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy “And why are children born to such men as you?” –Anna Pavlona I say this to my dad whenever he tells me something I don’t like to hear, like “Hey, stop putting non-food items… Continue Reading

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Women in Clothes: The Perfect Holiday Read

A couple of weeks ago, right before finals, and papers, and grading, I made a not all too uncommon, much needed stress-relieving trip to T.J. Maxx. I went under the guise of Christmas shopping, and while I did buy something… Continue Reading

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AWP 2014: A Review

We had a great time at AWP in Seattle. See you next year Minneapolis! Here is a list of some of our favorite events: Ben Dolan | Editor-in-Chief: Image Journal‘s 25th Anniversary Reading I’d already heard poet Scott Cairns read… Continue Reading

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