Editor’s Note – Editors’ Issue

Dearest Readers, It is with much pleasure that I present to you our second Editors’ Issue. In honor of the tremendous support and submissions that we received over the course of the year, we felt the need to spread holiday cheer by showing our readers what we’ve been up to in the writing world. We … Continue reading

Gertrude Buck: A Stylistic Analysis of Poetry

Originally presented at the 2011 Feminisms & Rhetoric Conference “Then listen, while I sing”: The Poetry of Gertrude Buck by Siobhan Watson Epigraphs, or “Words to loose the thoughts that are languishing, dumb and in prison.” “Errata 1: Defiant/Deviant women 2: the works of such women, for example their books, which from the patriarchal perspective … Continue reading

Book Reviews by the Editors: Room

Reflection and Review of Room by Emma Donoghue Written by Courtney McNamara Trapped. Hidden. Isolated. No escape.  We have all metaphorically experienced these feelings before, but what about literally?  Aside from an half-hour stint in an upstairs room due to a malfunctioning lock, I have never been somewhere I could not physically leave. However, in … Continue reading

Fiction Section: The Assignment

The Assignment by Hayley Battaglia              Sebastian sat Indian-style in the soft, flickering glow of a television. His shoulders were hunched and he leaned slightly forward with his eyes fixed on the screen as if he were hypnotized. Drool gathered in his lower lip. He was entirely still, except for … Continue reading

Life After Loss: For Emily Cotter Hauze

“Those who are dead are not dead They’re just living my head And since I fell for that spell I am living there as well, oh Time is so short and I’m sure There must be something more” -Colplay, “42” About two months ago, life changed. It seems like a moot point to say that … Continue reading

Top Ten Songs of 2011

(In No Particular Order) Tyler, the Creator – Yonkers Tyler, I hate you. I hate you for being the pretentious, over the top, dirty mouthed, wrong-side-of-the-tracks, overnight, buzzing, pitchfork wonder-child who’s raps are so filthy, so angry, and so disrespectful that you can’t help but be intrigued by what makes it so memorable. Oh that’s … Continue reading

Top Five Albums of 2011

Top 5 Records of 2011 (In No Particular Order) Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues Have you listened to the record? Buy it, download it, steal it, burn it, conjure it. Its fresh, retro, pure, angelic, haunting, and harmonic. Helplessness Blues is (almost) as good as their face-melting self-titled first record. Helplessness Blues – Fleet Foxes Girls … Continue reading