Tom’s Bookshelf: Slaughterhouse-Five

4/5 Stars Critic Score: A-Reader Score: B+ Published in 1969, Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death is a postmodern science-fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut known for its anti-war themes and experimental treatment of narrative chronology. The story follows Billy Pilgrim through various times in his life as a WWII Soldier and veteran….

Student Submitted Poetry of the Week: Kelsey Marlett

hypnotism: to chamonix i. bleach blue and dripping, this town does not speak but stands, hypnotic. a dust-winged bus and a ten minute walk have i been here before? what elevation gets into your blood like this, water breaking bubbles, frost in the soil a language where we don’t pronounce half the letters.  ii. on…

Tom’s Bookshelf: The Post Gone Girl Slump

Finished reading Gone Girl and wanting more? Tired of waiting for best-selling author Gillian Flynn’s next book? It’s time to turn to her other written works. And the good news? They’re all worth a look.

Extreme Pinterest Writing Prompts: Part Two

Strap in, kids, because it’s time for the second installment of Extreme Pinterest Writing Prompts, what has now become a series here on the Atlas Blog. Previously on EPWP, I wrote 100-word creative writing blurbs based on a Pinterest writing prompt I dug up from my archives. This time around, however, we’re raising the stakes….