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Co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty discuss the human use of repetition, from poems to song lyrics. Featured is the poem, “Lights of a Stroke” by Somer Leathern from our 2019 issue. Our submissions spotlight takes a look at Roadrunner Review, an online literary journal. Daniel Holiday is our featured English major.


Co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty discuss the depths of odes and their underlying meanings. Featured is the poem, “An Ode to Doña Pepa, A Peruvian Treat” by Eve Jimenez Sagastegui from our 2019 issue. Our submissions spotlight takes a look at Ofrendas Press, a bilingual literary magazine. Rachael Drenckpohl is our featured English major.


Co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty discuss how to deal with content that wouldn’t be polite in certain company. Featured are the poems, “ACAB” and “Crude Oil” by Hazelle Lerum from our 2019 issue. Our submissions spotlight takes a look at Pine Hills Review, a fellow literary magazine looking for diversity. Jilian Whitehead is our featured English major.


Co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty discuss the angst that every writer feels. Featured is the short story “The Gate” by Hannah Warrick from our 2019 issue. Mariah Smith is our featured English major.


Co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty discuss what it means to attach meaning to inanimate objects in part two of a two part series. Featured is the poem, “Sabbatical” by Phillip Losquadro from our 2019 issue. Clarissa Blakely is out featured English major.


Co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty discuss what it means to attach meaning to inanimate objects in part one of a two part series. Featured is the poem, “The Dance Began” by Pei Ja Anderson from our 2019 issue. Justin Janorschke describes the literary magazine River Styx, an independent literary magazine from St. Louis. Janae Boykins is out featured English major.


No, this episode isn’t about hairstyles! Co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty discuss braided prose, which weaves together different narrative strands. Featured is an example of a braided essay, “Breathless” by Ryan Cahill from our 2019 issue, plus a shout-out to acclaimed writer Deb Olin Unferth. Justin Janorschke describes the literary magazine Wit Tea, which fits into April’s theme of humor. Brooklyn Lance is our featured English major.


After last episode’s cliffhanger (which is better in writing, empathy or sympathy?) our co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty are back to discuss this writerly stand-off in greater detail. Hear Lauren Caldarella discuss her story “There Goes That” from our 2018 issue of The Mochila Review. Then hear Missouri Western State University student Julie Barber dish the dirt on everything from misspellings to Gillian Flynn in “Confessions of an English Major.” Lastly, Justin Janorsche brings us our “Submission Spotlight.”


When writing, is it better to feel with or for a character? Our co-hosts, Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty, discuss this very question in relation to Hannah Diaz’s “A Story Never Told” from our 2018 issue of The Mochila Review. On a slightly lighter note, our Mochila managing editor, Huey, joins the recording session to confess all kinds of secrets-no-more: he sometimes misspells words, he wonders how to best write women characters, and he wants to be a children’s book author. Stay tuned for more on empathy and sympathy in our next episode.


Our favorite co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty delve deep into writing about addiction while discussing Meghan Dairaghi’s story “BYOB” (which appeared in The Mochila Review‘s Spring 2018 issue). Our Submission Spotlight with Justin Janorschke features two diverse magazines: Muzzle Magazine and Duende. Finally, we have our Confessions of an English Major segment featuring one of our own staff members, Allyson Moore.


Our fun-loving co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty talk about that wacky shift from child to adult–and how to write about it. We hear Jeremy Shaban read “Summer in Autumn,” the MoRe Prize-winning story in our Spring 2018 issue. Finally, Caitlin and Heather get the dirt from Zach Hill in our new segment “Confessions of an English Major.”


Our wonderful co-hosts Caitlin Dillon and Heather Daugherty are back to discuss coffee breaks, er, line breaks! In this episode of Mochila Chat they talk about “Chairlift” by Arlo Cristofaro-Hark from our Spring 2018 issue of The Mochila Review (which you can purchase here). We also introduce two new segments: “Submission Spotlight” with Justin Janorske, and “Confessions of an English Major” featuring Anne Davies-Spear.


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.