Mustang Blogs

Mount Mercy’s English program has numerous impressive writers.  Many of our students, alumni, and faculty not only write posts for Literary Mustangs, but manage their own blogs as well.  Here are some of our community’s blogs that you should be following!

Current Students

Moments by Madi & More – Sophomore English and Communication Major Madi Orton blogs on photography, her work on the Mount Mercy Times, and other aspects of her MMU life.

Painted Passport – Senior English Minor Cally Salter blogs on the art and architecture she has encountered in her travels.

The Final Year – Senior English Major Tyus Thompson has been keeping track of his final year as a Mount Mercy Mustang, as well as responding to what he’s studied in his Romantic literature and Mercy Capstone courses.

The Plebeian Strain – Junior English, Biology, and Outdoor Conservation Major Alexus Minervini shares her powerful original poetry, as well as blogs on “my adventures as a college student, nerd stuff, and reviews (of anime, shows, movies, literature, etc.)”

Thoughts of a Romantic – Junior English Major (and Comic Fade writer/editor) Chuck Uthe has transformed the blog he created in his Romantic literature course into a great source for movie reviews and reports on events around campus.


The Elusive Refuge – Susan Abel (’16) writes, “Poetry has helped me see myself and understand better this mayhem that is life, this beauty and wonder and sometimes seeming despair. Some things I find I cannot say, and so I run to poetry as a refuge.” Follow The Elusive Refuge to enjoy her wonderful poetry!

Word Warrior – Fantastic poet and novelist Courtney Snodgrass (’16) reflects on her love for writing.


Joy on the Planet  – Joy Ochs blogs on climate change, current events, and her life as a Mount Mercy English professor.

Posts on the Penman – Chris DeVault shares his borderline unhealthy obsession with Irish author James Joyce.