In her poem, Lynn Kong uses vivid language to reflect on and amplify the details in Paul Klee’s painting “Fish Magic.”
Katherine Vandermel balances the simple and the lush; the ethereal and the physical in her visceral and poignant piece, "Hymnody."
Of This Skin
In her poem, "Of This Skin", Angel Benjamin creates visceral imagery that explores the details of the largest organ of the human
A History of Drowning
In her prose poem, "A History of Drowning", Pearl Reagler retraces her personal history of swimming by using very beautiful details and
Silent Child: A Joke With No Punchline
Kalista Puhnaty takes a look at Silent Child and why the book is disappointing because of its unsatisfying plot twist.
In her piece "Barefoot," Kanchan Naik shares the sentimental experiences of she and her grandmother in India.
Grace Katharine; an ode to your senior year.
Sophia Robles—winner of the $25,000 Parallax Poetry and Fiction Scholarship Contest to attend Idyllwild Arts Academy— has a skill with both storytelling
Two Poems by Pearl Reagler
Pearl Reagler’s poems, “Night Walkers” and “cicada women”, express an authentic and creative use of imagery. Through her powerful use of vivid
Two Poems by Vera Caldwell
In "Diagrams of Knots" and "Evening With West Texas and Alzheimer’s", Vera Caldwell's experiments with form to create deeply meaningful aspects to
Perfect Case of OCD
The "Perfect Case of OCD" is based on the personal troubles Lily Oldershaw faced while growing up with Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
The Symbolism behind Driving into an Underpass on the Garden State Parkway
In her piece, "The Symbolism behind Driving into an Underpass on the Garden State Parkway", Zoha Arif beautifully captures an eccentric character's
Green and Gold
Zoya Yan explores a fast paced narrative of her mother's immigration, and sheds light upon what it's like as a working immigrant
A Conversation With Peter Twal
Peter Twal is a Jordanian-American electrical engineer, and the author of Our Earliest Tattoos. His poetry collection won the Etel Adnan Poetry
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
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
In "Blue Eyes", Hannah Han creates beautiful settings and characters through her detailed imagery.