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Composition of Columbus

In her poem, “Composition of Columbus,” Sarah Nachimson creates a sinister quiet presence in small town life, while developing an intense sense of nostalgia and yearning.

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Deaf Republic: A Step Beyond Protest

Deaf Republic, by Ilya Kaminsky, follows the story of a war-ravaged town, where after the tragic shooting of a deaf boy by a soldier in the street, deafness becomes a form of protest.

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Not Your Numbers

Sara Jhong warns against the use of standardized test results and other “numbers” as a way of measuring students’ success in “Not Your Numbers.”

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Om mani padme hum

Gabriel T. Clément explores modern Buddhism and its interactions with society, in Om mani padme hum.

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Red Planet

In this piece, Delany Burk explores fires and the devastating landscapes and after effects of them.

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Revitalized

Mina Kim explores the intensity and emotional turmoil that romantic relationships can bring in “Revitalized.”

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Scars

Margaret Madole illustrates the struggle of helping friends with mental illnesses survive another day in “Scars.”

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A Conversation With Alice Bolin

Alice Bolin is the author of Dead Girls: Essays on Surviving an American Obsession. It is a New York Times Notable Book of 2018 and a New York Times Editor’s Choice book, is on the list of Kirkus’ Best Nonfiction Books of 2018, and is an Edgar Award nominee.  Alice has published poems, stories, and […]

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Parallax Fiction and Poetry Scholarship Contest

Win a $25,000 scholarship to study Creative Writing at Idyllwild Arts Academy!

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The Marshmallow

Halsey Hutchinson has taken multiple new perspectives on your average, mundane marshmallow, to evoke a whole new richness from the treat.

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