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Two Poems By Ivan Josic

In these poems, Ivan Josic demonstrates excellent employment of imagery to captivate a reader. With vivid details and authentic, dark tones, these poems exemplify the power of tangible imagery.

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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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Ivy Prison

Julia Cook contemplates social expectations in her vivid poem “Ivy Prison.”

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Chance Block

Hewson Duffy showcases the atmosphere that a senior in high school experiences through his humorous yet suspenseful piece, “Chance Block.”

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A Prank Gone Too Far

Nonfiction Editor for Parallax, Alan Lee, writes on Jake Paul’s new book, “You Gotta Want It”.

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Pulse

Krystal Yang in this piece explores the voice of queer Chinese-Americans and how cultural influences can shape a person.

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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 Coming

T.I., an incarcerated poet, brutally writes about one of the many nuanced pains of being behind bars as a young adult. His unique diction makes for a heartbreaking read.

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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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Grow a House

Jieyan Wang explores themes of childhood poverty in her short fiction piece, “Grow a House.”

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