There's a bunch of cool stuff in there -- plus me totally arguing with Mitali Perkins.
Okay, I'm lying. Our pieces for Flipside are a discussion -- Mitali wrote one side and I wrote another view. At issue: teens of color on book covers. Should there be more? Should covers be ethnicity neutral? I looked at the issue from one angle, while Mitali looked at it from another way. Who's right? Or is this really an issue of right vs. wrong? Please read both sides and join the discussion!
You'll also not want to miss Chris Barton's piece on voice, Naomi Shihab Nye fans will enjoy her poem, and Ann Teplick's piece on writing with teens in a psychiatric hospital is gripping and frankly might leave you sniffing. (Bonus interview with me, wherein Arts + Life editor Claire Guyton asks unusual questions, and I get to show off the top of my niece's head. (At ten, she was a really ARTISTIC photographer.) I'm excited that this issue is so chock full of good things -- Yay, Bethany, Kekla, and Claire! Good job, writers.
Hunger Mountain is a print and online journal of the arts produced by the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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