Road Trip

Stella Pfahler’s poem paints the view of traffic, dust, and country landscapes outside a car window.

When The Wise Man Speaks

Grace Vedock explores the conflicting drive of creative passion and its often exhausting nature in this piece.

A Vicious Culture

Lisa Zou uses the powerful metaphor of animals in the wild to make a powerful statement about violence in today’s culture.

Aroha (pity)

Stephanie Bennett expresses nostalgia as she takes us on a journey around houses decaying under heat.

I’ll Sing to Both

Sophie Coats explores the intimacy of music and family memories in her poem, “I’ll Sing to Both”.

Recent Work

An Interview With J. Robert Lennon

Parallax staff members talk writing and strange, short fiction stories with J. Robert Lennon.

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Two Poems by Zahava Lior

Zahava Lior’s poetry takes us through the memories of a blurred childhood and the Modern Museum of Art, making us re-think our definition of truth and art.

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Emily Boyle uses her thick and cunning diction to enhance her unique and vivid imagery of a twisted relationship in her poem Caribou.

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A Tale of Two Countries

Soren Gran makes the distinct connection between the fight for freedom in 1776 to the fight for freedom in the modern world in his poem, “A Tale of Two Countries.”

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This is a review of ‘Pig Park’, an incredibly relatable novel by Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, depicting a lovely summer story about the hardships of a failing town just outside of Chicago, and the families trying to keep it alive after its economic downturn.

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4 AM; The Wall a Headrest

Take a look into Tara Brooke’s brain and view her tired thoughts in her poem “4AM; The Wall a Headrest.”

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Samantha Dunn Interview

During her visit, the Parallax editors got to sit down and interview Samantha Dunn, fiction and nonfiction writer, about female representation in writing, the writing process, and how to deal with criticism.

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In her winning piece for Parallax’s Horror Contest, Eleonora Beran-Jahn takes us into the world of a mysterious small town where the night brings more than just the moon out. Also congratulations to Hannah Hardy whose art won first place in the Visual Art – Parallax Halloween Horror Contest.

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Gregory Robinson Interview

The Creative Writers were fortunate enough to gain an insight into the fascinating world of Gregory Robinson’s unique prose-poetry.

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