"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Promise

18 April 2019 

Make art about the oath you swore, the promise you made. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Follow

17 April 2019 

Make art about who’s following you. 

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Daily Prompt Love <3 Words, Skin

16 April 2019 

“I have so many words–“chink” words and :gook” words, too–that they do not fit on my skin.” — from The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston. 

Make art about the words you have, the words imprinted on your skin. 

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Monday Must Read! The Rope Swing by Jonathan Corcoran

Jonathan Corcoran is the author of the story collection, The Rope Swing, published in 2016 by West Virginia University Press. The Rope Swing was a finalist for the 2017 Lambda Literary Awards and long-listed for The Story Prize. His stories have been anthologized in Eyes Glowing at the Edge of the Woods: Fiction and Poetry from West Virginia and Best Gay Stories 2017. He received a BA in Literary Arts from Brown University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from Rutgers University-Newark. Jonathan is currently Visiting Assistant Professor at Wesleyan University and serves as a Visiting Writer in the low-residency MFA program at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He was born and raised in a small town in West Virginia and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

Check out Jonathan’s website here! 

Corcoran Must Read

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Praise for The Rope Swing

“Jonathan Corcoran’s Appalachian voice, so fierce, so tender,portrays tradition as both weapon and soothing balm. The Rope Swingtakes us inside quiet revolutions of the soul in mountain towns far from Stonewall: we can never go home again, but we recognize ourselves in these linked stories of love, loss, the economic tyranny of neglect and exploitation, and the lifelong alliance between those who stay and those who leave. The Rope Swing establishes a new American writer whose unerring instincts are cause for celebration.”

—Jayne Anne Phillips, author of Quiet DellLark and Termite, and Black Tickets

Daily Prompt Love <3 Nesting

15 April 2019 

Make art about nests, about nesting, about building a nest, about the topography of nests. 

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Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Anger

14 April 2019 

Make art about someone else’s anger, about being the target of or setting boundaries against someone else’s anger. Or about understanding that anger is often fear. 

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Daily Prompt Love Catch-Up <3 Opening

13 April 2019

The name for the month of April originally came for Aprilis which means to open.

Write about opening, about what’s opening. 

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