My Inconsistent Affair with Literature

By: Parker Gregory Shpak

My relationship with literature has been inconsistent at best. As much as I would like to pass myself off as the prodigal son of the modern literati, heralding the return of the writer-artist to the public eye, it would be dishonest to posture as anything resembling that figure. When I was young, however, I was… More My Inconsistent Affair with Literature By: Parker Gregory Shpak

Musings of a Curious Newbie

By: Breanna Patterson

I’m an amateur writer. I’ve clawed out my own precious corner of my school’s Creative Writing Program and it is in this space that I am continuously attempting to prove myself. That’s the issue with writers: we sit in front of our keyboards, we psychoanalyze our own characters, and we try to develop ourselves through… More Musings of a Curious Newbie By: Breanna Patterson

A Rose Flipping through Signatures

By: Gabriela García Sánchez

I have been plucking my name apart, rearranging and redesigning my signature, since I was in middle school. I had a dream of becoming a fashion designer, convinced that everyone would soon know of the some-day-renowned “House of García.” At the time, I loved the sound of my own last name. Now, altering my last… More A Rose Flipping through Signatures By: Gabriela García Sánchez

Hey, writers: get a life!

By: Sten Spinella

Surrounded by timeless books and long-dead people, I feel as if I’m not alive. Knowledge has been passed to me through the letters from Birmingham’s jail, the empirical questioning of ancient philosophers, and the jumbled proverbs of Sancho Panza. I have acquired only a modicum of knowledge about the world through my own experiences. Yet,… More Hey, writers: get a life! By: Sten Spinella