Paul Luikart studied fiction writing at Miami University and at the University of Chicago's Writers' Studio. He will soon begin his MFA in fiction writing at Seattle Pacific University. His writing has appeared at/in Burnside Writers Collective, Relief Quarterly, Coach's Midnight Diner, Chicago Quarterly Review, Johnny America, Curbside Splendor and the Santa Fe Writers Project. He lives with his wife and daughter in Chicago.
The 2012 Major League Baseball season ended about a month ago. We are squarely in the midst of football season, at the beginning of hockey season, and at the beginning of the end of basketball season for the year. So, why a baseball essay now? Because the off-season is a time of reflection for... October 24th, 2012 | Essays, Featured | Read More
When mankind puts his ear to the wall and really listens, he will hear the thrum of wildness behind it. This is the never-ending impulse to thrive on a plane of existence deeper and more dangerous than what can ever be experienced in the plane of the day-to-day, the civilized, the waking life. The... September 12th, 2012 | Essays, Featured | Read More
Journal Entry of an Angel With No Name
1 November 2011, as mankind reckons his days.
In the city of New York, in the country of the United States of America, I, an angel with no name, record these words:
I have descended from Heaven to America and have been walking in her cities. Though the inhabitants... November 15th, 2011 | Featured, Social Justice | Read More
Picture a dusty career counselor’s office in Baton Rouge sometime ago. Max Hardberger has just handed the counselor his completed Career Assessment Inventory, upon which he has listed his top three prospective occupations. They are: Teacher; Lawyer; Reverse Pirate. The counselor looks at... March 22nd, 2010 | Books, Featured | Read More
I live in Chicago and I work at an organization that assists homeless people. A big part of my job is case managing formerly homeless men and women in a supportive housing program located off-site from the main center where my office is. The program’s guests are housed among other tenants in... May 18th, 2009 | Social Justice | Read More