How Lists Feed My Inner Trash-Talker, But Not My Inner Nerd

By Lindsey Alexander As a person with her roots in Kentucky—a state mainly highlighted in the national news for its basketball dynasties (Go Cardsi!), bourbon, and Mitch McConnell, I’d like to think I know a thing or two about arguing. Scratch that. Pour me a glass of bourbon, hold the branch, fast forward a few … Continue reading How Lists Feed My Inner Trash-Talker, But Not My Inner Nerd

Reading Series: Mary Leader

by Lindsey Alexander, Visiting Writers Series Coordinator More than 120 people crowded Krannert Auditorium to hear Mary Leader read from her latest collection, Beyond the Fire,last week.  These poems explore themes of heritage—Leader’s hometown, Pawnee, Oklahoma, appears in the text—but also feminism, romantic love, and family. Alternating wonderfully personal moments of self-doubt with voices that … Continue reading Reading Series: Mary Leader