Poetry in the City

It’s easy to find art and literature in a big city; theaters, museums, independent bookstores–the list is endless. It can be a little harder to find those kinds of businesses in a small town, but luckily Saint Joseph, Missouri, where we are based, has your creative mind covered. Unplugged, the bar formally known as Café […]

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International Children’s Book Day

By Sara Brown Saturday, April 2, is International Children’s Book Day. Hosted by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), International Children’s Book Day falls every year around the birthday of Hans Christian Andersen (April 2) and celebrates children’s books from around the world and helps inspire a love of reading in kids. […]

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Saint Poet’s (er, Patrick’s) Day

When all the others were away at Mass By Seamus Heaney When all the others were away at Mass I was all hers as we peeled potatoes. They broke the silence, let fall one by one like solder weeping off the soldering iron: cold comforts set between us, things to share gleaming in a bucket […]

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Reboot Mania

For a while it seemed like there wasn’t a day that we weren’t getting news of a reboot in television or movie. Between all the classic Disney movies, X Files, Girl Meets World, Gilmore Girls, and the newly released Fuller House (who else spent the weekend binge-watching?), it’s like producers are throwing nostalgia in our […]

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#1000BlackGirlBooks

The arts, while having a long history with representation, have recently come under fire with the lack of diversity, most notably with the 2015 Oscars nominations. There’s been discussion among actors of boycotting the awards show to tell the Academy that those voices will not be diminished. But actors aren’t the only ones tired of […]

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Typos: The Hidden Danger

By Sara Brown Picture this: You’re reading a recently released book. You’re really into it, it has well-developed characters, the plot line is moving at a good speed, the rhythm of the prose gives you chills…and then all of the sudden, there’s a typo. You’re thrown. How can there be a typo in a published […]

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The Mochila Review Art Intern Janelle Anderson is a senior majoring in graphic design. This is her first semester on staff.   Q: Why did you decide to become part of the staff of the Mochila Review? I became a part of the staff at Mochila Review and Canvas because it looked to be an […]

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Staff Spotlight Copy Editing Team

Meet the Mochila Review Copy-Editors! Copy-editor Matthew Kurtz is a senior perusing a degree in Creative Writing and Publication, and copy-editor Casey Leslie is a senior pursing a degree in English Education.   Q: Why did you decide to become part of the staff of the Mochila Review? MK: I originally joined because I needed […]

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The Life of a Copy-Editor

When I came into this staff position at the beginning of the semester, I was so excited to read submissions and to correct grammar (I’m kind of weird like that). Like most big jobs in life, however, there turned out to be a whole lot more to copy-editing than correcting someone’s grammar. If you are […]

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Staff Spotlight: Advertising and Marketing Team

Meet the marketing team for the Mochila Review! Marketing Manager Crystal Crawford is a senior pursuing a degree in Creative Writing and Publishing. Assistant Marketing Manager Brett Kiser is a graduate with a degree in English Literature, who is pursuing a minor in Creative Writing. Assistant Marketing Manager Darius Griffin is a sophomore pursuing a […]

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