The Delights of Summer Reading, or Why We Take a Book to the Beach

by Amanda C. R. Clark People often tell me in hushed tones that they delight in book sniffing. These confessions are wrapped in happy, faux-guilt-laden shrugs of pleasure. There’s something magical in that almond and vanilla odor that wafts from books,[1] with pages sometimes yellow-edged, finger-smudged, marred by the occasional coffee or wine ring, a … Continue reading The Delights of Summer Reading, or Why We Take a Book to the Beach

R&S Editors and Contributors Share Summer Camp Stories

Summer's in full swing. Here at R&S headquarters, we're seeking out the shade and waiting for tomatoes. Summer's also prime time for camp. How To Pack for Church Camp, an online anthology of creative nonfiction about summer camp, is edited by R&S web editor Nicole Sheets and features work from several R&S folks. Check out: … Continue reading R&S Editors and Contributors Share Summer Camp Stories

An Interview with R&S 9.2 Cover Artist David Ruhlman

by Holli Steinmetz David Ruhlman has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History from the University of Utah. His work has been featured in over 20 exhibitions from 2008-2015 and was used in the 9.2 Fall issue of Rock & Sling as both cover and content art. David’s gallery features paintings, handmade books, collaborations and fascinating … Continue reading An Interview with R&S 9.2 Cover Artist David Ruhlman

An Interview with R&S Contributor Ashley Roach-Freiman

by Rebekah Bresee Ashley Roach-Freiman wrote “Red Bird Elegy” and "poem with a line by andrew freiman," which appear in Rock & Sling 9.2. She is pursuing an MFA in creative writing at the University of Memphis, where she is Poetry Editor of The Pinch. Her poems are also featured in Dunes Review and THRUSH Poetry Journal. … Continue reading An Interview with R&S Contributor Ashley Roach-Freiman