Amy Penne

Amy Penne earned her PhD in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is Professor of Humanities at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Amy’s work has appeared in the I-70 Review, Tupelo Quarterly (online review), Creative Nonfiction/In Fact books’ anthology, “Oh Baby!”, Minerva Rising, Change Seven, Embodied Effigies, Mouth, Fear of Monkeys, KYSO Flash, and on the Drunken Odyssey podcast. Links to her work and more information is available at www.thepensivepenne.com.


Jocasta Got a Bad Rap (An Apology to My Sons) by Amy Penne

http://www.tupeloquarterly.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Jocasta_Got_A_Bad_Rap_fnl-1.pdf       Amy Penne earned her PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and works as Professor of English at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois. Her poetry, prose, and reviews have appeared in The I-70 Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Embodied Effigies, InFact Books’ “Oh Baby! True Stories About […]


Bodies in time and space: A review of Keegan Lester’s this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it

  On two occasions I have observed the sea luminous at considerable depths beneath the surface.           –Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the Beagle     No reader of Darwin’s masterworks The Origin of Species and The Voyage of the Beagle can fail to notice the […]


Lost and Found in Translation: The Lovers’ Phrasebook, poems by Jordi Alonso & illustrations by Phoebe Carter

A busy antique store is nestled less than two blocks from my house, attracting dozens of elderly visitors every day, especially on Sundays. People seeking antique tools, silver, teapots, remembered artifacts. But I walk over for the postcards. In front of the cash register, four boxes of densely packed postcards, […]