MSU Roadrunner Review

May 2022


Scarab Beetle Daydream by Bryan DeProspero (Visual Art)

The Other Shore by Amy Drayer (Fiction)

The Death of an Unknown Woman by Karl Green (Poetry)

If I Have a Home It’s a Metaphor by Emily Hansen (Poetry)

Satellites by DJ Lincks (Creative Nonfiction)

Koinophobia by Angela Sapir (Flash Fiction)

Twin Flame by H.M. Anderson (Poetry)

A Feast of Friends by Gregory Gonzales (Poetry)

The Oak Tree by Tamesha Morris (Poetry)

Desperate by Izabella Balcer (Visual Art)

How Long Till a Change Come? by Rae’Kwon Willis  (Poetry)

Sonnet for Lonely Evenings Spent Beneath the Sky by Samuel Karl (Poetry)

A Fistful of Paint by Mariah Webb (Visual Art)

Editorial Staff

Note: all genre editors also participated as part of the broader editorial board to make final selections in fiction, flash fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual arts.

Keith Schooler is a Senior at Metropolitan State University in Denver who has always possessed a passion for writing. When not working, Keith enjoys spending his free time with his wife and kids. Keith served in the U.S. Army for four years where he was bitten by the international travel bug. Keith’s hobbies include reading, hiking, scuba diving, tennis, and playing Dungeons & Dragons. Keith is an editor on the Fiction editorial board.

Creative Non-Fiction and Poetry editor Charlize Everhart is an English major at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has always had a deep passion for literature and has been writing for years. More specifically, she is fond of writing her own various works of fiction and poetry. When she isn’t writing, she often becomes immersed in a wide variety of the arts such as film, photography, theatre, and Special FX makeup.

Taylor Romero will be graduating from MSU Denver this May with a BA in English Literature. Taylor is a Colorado native who enjoys spending time with her two cats and two dogs, going to fun concerts with her friends, writing, and reading. She is taking three months off to go travel around the world this coming September!

Fiction and creative nonfiction editor Andrew St Denis is a senior at MSU Denver majoring in English. When not busy with work and school, Andrew enjoys learning about other cultures and foreign languages. He hopes to one day travel abroad and teach English.

Flash Fiction (and Community Corner) Editor Lisa Train, after a nearly 30-year absence from the college scene, returned to MSU in 2020. While majoring in both Business Administration and Business Management, Lisa is also pursuing a minor in English-writing concentration to feed and enhance her passion for writing with hopes of publishing her own work someday. In addition to her studies Lisa works full-time, is a loving wife of 30 years and mother of two, enjoys writing, making memories with family and friends, and is without a doubt an absolute sucker for the forbidden love story.

Poetry and Visual Arts editor, Milo Johnston a senior at Metropolitan State University of Denver, has been a writer and painter for most of his life. As a self-proclaimed “art junkie,” he surrounds himself with as much and as many forms of human creativity that he can get his hands on. Destined to graduate this semester (May 2022) with a degree in Technical Writing, Milo plans to move forward with a career writing for tech companies while maintaining his focus on creating as many poems, pictures, and paintings as he can.

Peter Lumholdt was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in South Burlington, Vermont. He is an alumnus of the Big Picture program, a cancer survivor, a director at the Found Theater program, and a graduating English major at MSU Denver. He’s honored to be counted among the editors of the Roadrunner Review, whose dedication to the craft of editing never ceases to amaze him.

Cover: “Art of Imagination” by Keith Schooler. The oil on canvas painting “Roadrunner” featured in the photo is by local artist and younger brother, Kevin Schooler.

Faculty Advisors: Dr. J Eric Miller and Dr. Cynthia Kuhn

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