Colleen’s Pick: For another Great end-of-summer Re-Read, check out Allison Malecha’s poems, “Distortions”and “Creed to Deal.” Just when you think you might get nostalgic about summer slipping by, her poems will snap you out of the romanticized reverie – in a good way. Allison’s writing is tough and beautiful at the same time [...]
Lourdes’s pick: the first ever short story published on YARN
Originally published on February 13, 2010 “The Weather” is one of the first publications on YARN. Writer Giulia Caterini effortlessly captures the moment when bad news is unavoidable – be it the climatic or familial kind. [...]
Shannon’s Pick: Emily Deibel’s compelling short story
Emily Deibel slams her reader in the driver’s seat by her engaging use of the second person. This rare narrative style makes the viewpoint of the main character compelling, heartbreaking, and uncomfortably real [...]
Kerri’s Pick: A great teen essay!
Shannon and I loved Lili’s essay right away. It’s a raw, honest self-examination that begins with the surprising admission that she was “some suburban snob.” Throughout, the prose is dense and atmospheric, and we can really see and feel what Lili does in that subway car. In a rather short essay [...]