April 2009 Archives


By Daniel Weispfenning

Grandma Jesus

By Ana Staska

Bad Spin

By Scott Long

Absolutely Everything is Leaning on Everything Else

By Kasandra Solverson

A Long Way to the Processor

By David Peterka

They Put Their Pants on One Leg at a Time

By Billy Mullaney

there was never a leprechaun in peanuts!

By Zachary Binsfeld

The Transatlantic Between

By Katelyn Dokken


By Scott Sundvall


By Scott Sundvall

Mr. President

By Kaylord Hill

Kids Are Making Out in the Prop Room Again

By Tim DeYoung


By Tim DeYoung


By Britta Bauer

History of Battles

By Alexandra Riley

Eden's Orchard

By Vadim Lavrusik

Double-Wedding Ring

By Katelyn Dokken

America, Revisited

By Mark Brenden

TMNTs, affectionately

By Megan Borgert-Spaniol

By Deniz Rudin

Lt. Miner Drinks Some Coffee

By Patrick Anderson


By David Watson

Hungry, Hungry

By Marlene Moxness

Folksong Out of Time

By Kalen Keir


By Amy Nelson

Craig's World

By Jade Bove

August 1985

By Erin Poljanac

Launch Party

Hey guys! To celebrate the release of this year's Ivory Tower, we're throwing a party!

Saturday, May 9th
7:00 pm, program begins at 7:30
Mississippi Room, Coffman Memorial Union

Come enjoy some food and Lucy Michelle will be playing! Hope to see you there!

5th St. First Congressional

By Michael Daniel Lee

On The Edge

It’s April now, and we’ve somehow finished most of what we set out to do as a literary magazine. We have edited the pants off of the rough copy of the Ivory Tower (multiple times) and given it a kiss and sent it off to the printer in Wisconsin. It looks great, and we now have to wait a few weeks to receive the copies we’ll distribute on campus. So we study literary magazines while we wait. It has been interesting to observe how literary magazines have changed (or in some cases, stayed the same) through the years, and how they can be barometers for the times during which they were published.

We’re also working on planning our launch party. We’ve found a location in Coffman and are looking into finding some delicious food and décor for our shindig. Lucy Michelle (from Lucy Michelle and the Velvet Lapels) will be playing, and we’re excited to have her. It’s going to be an awesome event, and we’re hoping lots of people will show up for it! Hope to see YOU there!

Kate Carpenter
Poetry Editor


Part of our launch party program (which is May 9th!) will be to present an award to the submitter of the top piece in each genre. Our magazine includes poetry, fiction, non-fiction, art and special content--music, comics, etc.

Our poetry judge is Todd Boss. Check him out at www.toddbosspoet.com . He has recently written a book of poetry called Yellowrocket which I bought immediately after having heard him read from it. It is published by Norton, which is a pretty big deal and he lives in Minneapolis! He does readings with other poets once a month at Nina's Coffee Cafe too--go check it out.

Our fiction judge is Lin Enger. He recently wrote a book called Undiscovered Country and has also co-written a number of mystery novels. He is a U of M grad and now teaches creative writing at Moorhead. His website is www.lin-enger.com .

Our non-fiction judge is Brad Listi. He has a best-selling book out called Attention. Deficit. Disorder. His website, bradlisti.com, is a lot of fun to check out. He also founded the online literary community and publication www.thenervousbreakdown.com which features writers from around the world.

Our special content judge is Laurie Lindeen. She was the front-woman of the band Zuzu's Petals and wrote a memoir called Petal Pusher: A Rock and Roll Cinderella Story. She read part of it for us at our last workshop (another one tomorrow!) which she did a wonderful job of leading. Her website is www.laurielindeen.com

We still haven't found an art judge but we're looking very hard for someone very awesome.

Look out for more information on our launch party and make sure you come!

Evy Bround
Marketing and Public Relations Director

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