Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Five-Chord

fiction by Ryan Rickrode

Early in the morning, before the Hospice nurse lets herself in, Gladys goes to the piano. She slides her feet into the pink slippers she’ll be wearing the rest of the day, and she slowly shuffles into the sitting room. The long walk from the dining room, which is now her bedroom, leaves her pink sweater swelling with short wheezing breaths. It’s been a long time since she’s been upstairs. Sometimes she wonders about the dust up there.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Best of the Best: Lauren Bailey

Susquehanna senior and Logogram contributor Lauren Bailey was recently anthologized in plain china, Bennington College's national online magazine of the best undergraduate of 2010.  On top of being anthologized, Lauren's essay, "Convalesence," which was originally published in Susquehanna's Essay magazine, was selected by author/editor Phillip Lopate for the 2010 Bennington Nonfiction Prize.  Congratulations, Lauren!

Ryan Rickrode, editor

Susquehanna Alumni in the News

Susquehanna's own Marcus Burke, now a grad student at the prestigious Iowa Writers' Workshop, was recently featured in a PBS NewsHour piece marking the Workshop's 75th anniversary.  See it for yourself: