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
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
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.