Redefining north.

Notes from Crew Quarters: Running Away

Notes from Crew Quarters: Running Away


This week, we're well into our end-of-semester exhaustion and anxious to get away for a little while. With that in mind, we asked our editors: If you decided to just pack up and leave to live your dream life, where would be the first place you went?

Robin McCarthy, Managing Editor 


Mike Berry, Associate Fiction Editor

Toss-up between Boulders Beach in South Africa where a penguin colony lives or Bury Quay in Ireland, where the Tullamore Dew distillery is. Penguins or Irish whiskey. Whichever seems like a better idea at the time.

Mariel Murray, Intern

Jeffrey's Bay, South Africa.

Amy Hansen, Associate Poetry Editor

Rural Illinois.

John LaPine Associate Nonfiction Editor


Jacque Boucher, Spoken Word Poetry

A town on the edge of a large city in the Pacific Northwest. Beaverton, OR, maybe.

Sara Ryan, Associate Poetry Editor


Hayli Cox, Associate Nonfiction Editor

Stratford, Ontario. Or the Redwoods.

Andrea Wuorenmaa, Associate Nonfiction Editor

Arctic Circle.

Matt Ftacek, Associate Poetry Editor

Can I pick anywhere? The moon.

Ethan Brightbill, Associate Fiction Editor

Wherever my wife is to pick her up, and then Norway.

Jen Howard, Editor-in-Chief 

Where is Broadchurch filmed? That's my first stop. Give me a cold beach with tall cliffs any day.

Ashely Adams, Associate Nonfiction Editor

Maui. Please God and/or Satan let me go back to Maui.

Ollie Mae, Associate Poetry Editor

I'd go home to make a snack, can't start living your dreams on an empty stomach. After that I'd go for a walk in the woods. I'd walk until I found a river with some good rock hopping then I'd stop.

Blue by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad (transcript)

Georgette & Loulou Magritte by Kathleen Rooney

Georgette & Loulou Magritte by Kathleen Rooney