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Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty. They are here today to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about real experiences in your creative pieces. We hear a short story titled “Little League” by Theo Kandel from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear “O Captain! My Captain!” by Walt Whitman read by Anne Davies. Finally, our favorite traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, visits Columbia University. He talks about the MFA programs being offered.


This episode features Steven Amen’s “How to Raise a Pig,” read by the author, and Emily Dickinson’s “A Bird Came Down the Walk,” read by Ronald Baker. Co-hosts Lindsey Lucas and Chris Pankiewicz talk about animals in writing. Adriann Dunn introduces us to the MFA program at Iowa State University.
Image: “Laughing Blue Pig” by Robin Hegemier.Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty. They are here today to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about telling true stories through creative nonfiction. We hear a creative essay titled “Cleda” by Savannah Delgross from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau read by Bob Nulph. Finally, our favorite traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, visits the University of Montana. He talks about the MFA programs being offered.This episode features Steven Amen’s “How to Raise a Pig,” read by the author, and Emily Dickinson’s “A Bird Came Down the Walk,” read by Ronald Baker. Co-hosts Lindsey Lucas and Chris Pankiewicz talk about animals in writing. Adriann Dunn introduces us to the MFA program at Iowa State University.
Image: “Laughing Blue Pig” by Robin Hegemier.


Our favorite co-host Caitlin Dillon is back with our new co-host Heather Daugherty. They are here today to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about experiences that can be cringe-worthy and how some authors use their personal experiences to create beautifully written pieces of work. We hear a poem titled How We Became White by Nesha Ruther from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear Empathy by George Eliot read by Marianne Kunkel. Finally, our favorite traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, visits the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon. He talks about the MFA programs being offered and even their literary journal, Unbound.


Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about political statements and how to put your statements on paper in a way that will get your point across. We hear Morgan LeBaige’s story “Sehnsucht” from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear Phyllis Wheatley’s “On Being Brought from Africa to America” read by Allyson Moore. Finally, our traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, visits Cornell University in New York.


Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about dreams and how dreams can influence writing. We hear DeAndre Washington’s poem “Smile for your hood” from our Spring 2018 issue. We also hear Helen Hunt Jackson‘s “Dreams” read by Zach Hill. Finally, our traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, visits Boston University. Boston University is also where AGNI, a literary journal, is located.


Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about the struggle of finding who we are as individuals and as writers. We hear Zamarit Ortiz’s short story, “The End of Ignacio” from our Spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear Bonnie Boats read “Chicago Poet by Carl Sandburg.” Then finally, our traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, who visits the University of Michigan locates in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We learn about the Helen Zell Writers’ Program and some of the instructors who are here such as Michael Byers, Linda Gregerson, and Eileen Pollack.


Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about pairing things in literature. We hear Reed Karsh read his poems, “Poverty: Two Acts” from our Spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear Blake Fultz and Bonnie Boats read “Two Ways of Seeing a River” by Mark Twain. Then finally, our traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, who visits The New School located in New York City. We learn about the graduate program held here and hear about some of the staff located at this school such as David Lehman, Susan Shapiro, Caron Levis.


Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about how to show empathy for another person when the writer does not know anything about the other person’s backstory and how a writer can make the readers feel the same empathy. We hear Macy French read her poem, “Lunch Lady at Summer Camp” from our Spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear Blake Fultz read “The Stolen Child” by William Butler Yeats. Then finally, our traveling co-host, Justin Janorschke, who visits Saint Louis, Missouri where Washington University is located. We learn about the graduate program, and it’s wonderful faculty such as Carl Phillips.


Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Zoie Reynolds are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on the Mochila Chat we talk about color and its impact on our writing. “Black Coffee” by Isabella Barsalona from our 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear Louisa May Alcott’s poem “A Little Grey Curl,” read by Jacob Snow. Finally, our traveling co-host, Jacob Snow, visits Fort Collins, Colorado. He is at the Colorado State University graduate program and all that it has to offer.


Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillionand Zoey Reynoldsare back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about coping with rejection. We hear the poem I Pulled Her Last off My Sweater today by Annie Warner from out spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear the poem The Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam, read by Neal Zeilinger. Then finally, our traveling co-host, Jacob Snow, who visits Tennessee where VanderbiltUniversity is located. We learn about the graduate programs that VanderbiltUniversity has to offer.


Our favorite co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about imagination and fiction. Jacob Snow reads a portion of the short story called “The Girl, the Fox, and the Raven Guard,” by C. M. Carey from out Spring 2017 issue of the Mochila Review. We also hear the poem “Dream Land” by Lewis Carol, read by our script writer Neal Zeilinger. Then finally, our traveling co-host, Jacob Snow, who visits Blacksburg Virginia where Virginia Tech is located. We learn about the graduate program  that Virginia Tech has to offer, it is not just a school for engineers.


Introducing our new co-hosts Zoey Reynolds and Caitlin Dillon. They are here to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about how you are suppose to be creative and write when life is busy and often getting in the way of the creative process. They start it off with the poem “Amelia Dyer at the River Tames” by Amilia Harrington, from our 2017 issue. Then Bob N. reads the poem “City of Orgies” by Walt Whitman. Finally, we get to hear from our new traveling correspondent, Jacob Snow, who visits the University of California San Diago. He tells us all about their MFA program.


Our favorite co-hosts Chris Pankiewicz and Cameron Pike is back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about the power of therapeutic writing. They start it off with the poem “Taking Prozac” by Bailey Blumenstock, from our 2017 issue. Then Arniecea Johnson reads the poem “Dead Love” by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Finally, we get to hear from Sam Simpson who visits the University of Idaho. She tells us all about their MFA program and their Literature Journal, Fugue.


Our favorite co-hosts Chris Pankiewicz and Cameron Pike is back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Chat we talk about awareness. They start it off with a poem about child prostitution by Lillian King, from our 2017 issue. Then we hear the poem “London” by William Blake. Finally, we get to hear from Sam Simpson who visits the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She tells us all about the MFA program and the accomplishes staff at the university.


Our favorite co-hosts Chris Pankiewicz and Cameron Pike are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. Today on The Mochila Review we talk about encouraging writers. They start it off with the poem “The Word Writer” from our 2017 issue. Then we hear the poem “Writing” by William Allingham. Finally, we get to hear from Sam Simpson who visits Iowa Writing Workshop in Iowa City, Iowa. The program not only focuses on prose and poetry but the program also offers a 3 year M.F.A. (Masters of Fine Arts) in a creative writing environment.


Our favorite co-hosts Chris Pankiewicz and Cameron Pike are back to discuss a few of their favorite things. They kick it off talking about the politics of the past year and the national conversations of racism and religious intolerance of a positive discussion to a negative discussion. In the times we live in now, literature is a must. They start it off with a poem by Nesha Ruther, “A Love Poem To Ernst Winter,” from our 2017 issue. Then, we hear the poem “A Robot Calls Me On The Day We Take The 10,000th Syrian Refugee Into America” by Tracy May Fuad, from the winter 2016 edition of “Rattle,” read by Darius Griffin. Finally, our traveling correspondent Samantha Bolduc talks about the Louisiana State University’s Masters of Fine Arts and Creative Writing program.