JENNA WEBER, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Jenna Weber is currently a sophomore with an English and Secondary Education double major and a minor in writing. She is from the small town of Brandon, Iowa (home of Iowa’s largest frying pan) and really enjoys living in a “bigger” city like Dubuque. Jenna works as a writing coach for the MARC and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Tenth Muse Literary Magazine. Her hobbies include reading, writing poetry, roller skating, watching 80’s movies, playing board games, and hanging out with her family/friends. Jenna joined the Tenth Muse Literary Magazine to improve her skills in writing, editing, and leadership. She also wanted to become involved in something she loves and help the literary magazine’s voice grow in the Clarke community.
My name is Eric Jones, I am from Addison, IL, a junior at Clarke University, double majoring in psychology and social work. I am highly involved on campus from being the junior class senator in Clarke Student Associations, residence life office assistant, I am on two campus committee's, a member of Black Student Union, Dance Marathon, Social Work Club, and I am on the Clarkes Dance Team as well. I enjoy reading, shopping, traveling, and coloring. I plan on to be an licensed clinical social worker in the army or work in the hospital as a medical social worker.
My name is Megan Kane and I am a senior at Clarke University this year, with a double major in Communication and Philosophy. I currently co-edit The Crux, and I have an interest in advertising and marketing. My freshman year, I heard about the Tenth Muse Literary Magazine, and I immediately was intrigued. The past volumes have been fun and insightful to read, as it has shown the voices and creativity of my peers. Finally, as a senior, I decided to make time to be a part of the Tenth Muse staff. Being on staff will help improve my own writing skills, but more importantly it will allow me to help support the Clarke Community. I look forward to helping put together the magazine and show off the many talented students who submitted their work to be shared. I hope you all enjoy this new edition of the Tenth Muse!
Greetings, my name is Andrew Larion and I am from a town of about 3,000 named Durant, Iowa. There is not much to do in Durant, so a lot of my hobbies include outdoor activities such as trail biking and fishing. I also enjoy singing, reading, and being a goof ball. I am a thrower on the Clarke track and field team, and my major here at Clarke is secondary education/English. People often ask me why I want to be a teacher; my response is simple, “I want to teach because I could never pay attention.”
Mimi Ottavi is a sophomore at Clarke University, majoring in Communications with a minor in Writing. She works primarily as a writing tutor in the Margaret Mann Academic Resource Center at Clarke, though she also assists time to time as an audio-visual assistant for various events hosted by the University. In her limited amount of free time between school work and tutoring, Mimi enjoys reading, expanding her music library, and composing her own songs. She also enjoys writing creatively, delving into genres like screen play and poetry.
She joined the Tenth Muse Literary Magazine primarily because of her deep-rooted appreciation for art and the written word. The Tenth Muse offered her the opportunity to collaborate on a project that involved both of those interests, while also acting as an expansion of her knowledge on the world of publishing and editing.
James is a 17-year-old whose interest in literature and writing came in high school. He performed poetry and prose interpretation all four years of his high school career in speech contest. He is now a freshman at Clarke University. With an undeclared major, James is open to many new fields of study and looks forward to finding what he truly loves.