Love In The Time Of Stomach Bacteria

Bailey Bujnosek writes about John Green’s seventh novel, Turtles All The Way Down.

Baptized in Fire

In “Baptized in Fire” Cole Kissam contemplates the self through religion and music.

Rivers in Her Hands

In “Rivers in Her Hands” Viviana Wei explores a mother’s dedication to her daughter, and her daughter’s growth.

“Honey, you’re not crazy. You’re a woman.”

Emily Clarke submerges herself in the empowering stories of Roxane Gay’s “Difficult Women.”

Solitude

In “Solitude”, Lu Yuan uses images of nature to explore the solitude of the self.

Recent Work

Tonsillectomy

This poem, by Farah Ghafoor, explores synthetics in processes and personality.

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The First Real Funeral

Emma Crockford explores the connection between mourning and childhood, through the alluring analogy of snake skin.

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By The Sea

In By The Sea, Francesca Ciampa illustrates the beauty of the seashore during the evening. She uses vivid imagery to broaden the reader’s senses.

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An Interview With Carrie Murphy

Two Idyllwild Arts creative writers were given the opportunity to sit down with poet and freelance writer, Carrie Murphy, to talk about her education, life, and upbringing as a writer.

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A Conversation with Kelly Luce

Parallax editors sit down with Kelly Luce to discuss writing, publishing, and her latest book: “Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail”

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My Childhood Essence

This poem by Calli Hilvitz identifies the relationship between growing up and traumatic experiences.

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Melon Groves

In this poem, Segolene Pihut explores the interchangeability of terrain and relationships through the physicality of the human body.

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melon groves

Phone List, by Emily Clarke and Danae Devine, is a poem that emphasizes the strains of an abusive relationship.

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Oracle Thinking

Joseph Felker blurs the line between mystery and memory.

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