This past semester, Chadron State College was given the opportunity to have distinguished writer Kent Meyers visit our campus and read an excerpt from one of his novels, Twisted Tree. Tenth Street Miscellany also had the pleasure of being able to sit down with Kent Meyers for an interview. Meyers originally came from a background of Chemistry, but then “fell into writing” and switched to English in order to pursue writing. Meyers currently teaches at Black Hills State University and Pacific Lutheran University. When asked, Meyers offered this piece of advice to young writers: You need to read. It’s one thing to admire writing, but you need to immerse yourself with the elements of writing. You won’t be able to have an original voice unless you know what’s been done before. With that in mind, editors of Tenth Street hope that you enjoy reading the 2016 edition of Tenth Street Miscellany, which will immerse you in the “elements of writing.” -Maryah Harding, H. Atterbury, and Jessica Thiele
It is, simply put, A lazy man’s Writing style.
For being drained, he looked great. Almost like a mid-day siesta, or a work day snooze.
How many people worship the moon?
Head on his shoulder. I watch his fingers lightly trace the strings, nimbly finding the rhythm he has just heard.
And, oh, this year Our sand hills wore A mantle velveteen Soft And coolest shades Of golds and grays and greens With cedar necklaces Pockets, water blue, Tucked in between.
Wild March winds Lashing out They dip and sway Old Scotch pines More bare each day
When I first think of the word “diversity,” an image of crayons instantly comes to my mind.