In her poem, “Roots”, Katherine Mallory uses poignant imagery to explore the family dynamics and personal history.
Caroline Coleman captures a vivid sense of yearning, nostalgia, pain, and beauty in her two gorgeously crafted poems, “graduation,” and “party portraits.”
Hewson Duffy showcases the atmosphere that a senior in high school experiences through his humorous yet suspenseful piece, “Chance Block.”
Krystal Yang in this piece explores the voice of queer Chinese-Americans and how cultural influences can shape a person.
Mina Kim explores the intensity and emotional turmoil that romantic relationships can bring in “Revitalized.”
Tilt explores a taboo subject seen through the eyes of a small boy. Ashira Shirali uses a childlike voice to depict the hard realism within the piece.
Sophie Coats explores the intimacy of music and family memories in her poem, “I’ll Sing to Both”.
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.
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.
Hannah Phillips’ play describes a coroner’s experience after his family’s death.