Good evening, blog readers! I hope you all had a lovely week and a relaxing weekend before Monday comes. This week, we’ve had a great crop of blog posts, but before we get to them I have a special announcement to make. This Tuesday, May 1st, is the launch of the Jet Fuel Review’s third issue! We are pleased to invite you all to Lewis University, to room AS-158 at 2:00pm. The Jet Fuel Review’s editors will be present, as well as many faculty members and other esteemed guests. We’ll be reading poems from the Jet Fuel Review’s third issue and celebrating what wonderful contributions we had for this, our latest issue. We do hope you’ll join us for the release party!
Now, onto our blog posts. On Monday, my writing advice post extolled the benefits of celebrating your writing accomplishments and taking a moment to enjoy the feeling of being done. On Tuesday, the community discussion post talked about keeping a commonplace book and how writers gather bits and pieces from every aspect of their lives. The poem from Slate this week was Foundling by Billy Collins.
Michael’s horror blog focused on The Mound this week, a short story by H.P. Lovecraft. On Thursday, Lucas wrote about Peter Jackson’s apparently controversial decision to film The Hobbit in 48 frames per second. The awesome word this week was wont (with no apostrophe, read Mark’s post for its meaning), and Deirdre wrote about Julio Cortazar’s short story, The Night Face Up.
Thanks for sticking with the blog for another week and we hope you come back again. And, if you’re available, do please come to the Jet Fuel Review’s third issue launch party! If you’re a Lewis student, you can get Cult & Civ points for attending and you’ll probably have a good time. We hope to see you on Tuesday!
— Jet Fuel Editor, Mary Egan