First dinner-date with a Muse! what EVER will we talk about? Solidarity, a poem of protest for our Essential Americans anthology “Behind every beautiful thing, there’s been some kind of pain.” Bob Dylan What really matters? Ask Kristine Grant Imagine all the people… A Olympic gold-medalist entry to Essential Americans Anthology “But where are you FROM?” Tinted Windows “I see thugs deserving punishment.” Read about our latest contest: Beneath the Surface. Wondering where our past contests went? Visit our Contest archive.