Poet, Lamp Designer, Artist: Why More People Should Read Mina Loy

Written by Anna Dolliver Perhaps the magic stems from the lyrical cadence of her words, the lattice of lines easily read in shifting orders and voices. Perhaps the intrigue emanates from the eccentric clothing she wore, a trash-to-treasure wardrobe filled with knickknacks crafted into composite art. Whatever the source, Mina Loy designs an ethereal, brazen…

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We Live in a Dystopian Prequel: Now What?

Written by Christie Basson Global warming. Women losing all reproductive rights. Technology encroaching on every aspect of our lives. A growing distaste for freedom of speech. Dystopia has never seemed more realistic.  So, what do we do when our day-to-day lives read like the prologue of a dystopian novel? If the popularity of The Handmaid’s…

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The Case for Video Games as a Compelling Form of Literature

Written by Sydney Stewart When someone mentions video games, you probably think immediately of games like Fortnite, Super Mario Bros., or Call of Duty – not exactly games with stories that would fit seamlessly in the pages of a book. However, I would say that it’s time to start considering video games as legitimate mediums…

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The Epistolary Form and Trauma in The Star of the Sea

Written by Kevin LaTorre Conventional views of literature value the immersive effect of a story, so much so that most writers would accept “believable world building” as a high compliment. But what happens when novelists choose to remind the reader that the pages are fiction, consciously devised by someone real? In that instance, the form…

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Translating Borges’ First Facebook Post

Written by JoJo Phillips Today, I am sitting on a stool in a long, grey hallway, looking at the portraits on the walls. The one in front of me is of a sad, old man named Borges. He is on the wall, like a fish, and looks down at me, also Borges. All around us,…

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Beyond That Which We Reap: A Look at Literary Responses to Nature

Written by Sydney Stewart One glance at any reputable news source, and the grim reality of climate change and environmental destruction is clear: the earth changes day after day largely as a result of human actions, and soon the environment won’t be hospitable, or even recognizable. Obviously, this is a problem. Massive amounts of literature acknowledges the beauty…

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