Issue 25/March 2022
Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going, no feeling is final.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Dear Reader’s and Writers:
We’ve never asked students to submit writing according to a particular theme, but when each issue is curated, polished and ready to go online, the writing seems to always reflect the current cultural mood. Some of the titles featured in this issue* show us that although there is still struggle, search, and lots of figuring out how to cope going on— creativity and hope are alive and well.
Not sure how we got to Issue 25 so quickly(!), but we’re still championing the idea that reading, writing, and creative work can provide both solace in a challenging world, as well as a sense of empathy and connection to others in these pseudo-quarantined-is-it-over-yet times.
Still engaged in that Sisyphean task of thinking positive, trying not to get discouraged, and figuring out the new normal? Us too. Let’s just keep going.
(cartoon by Zachary Kanin for The New Yorker)
*A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, The Things We Love Most in the World, How Coin Tosses Prove God Exists: A Lab Report, Legacy Ends Here, Tormentor, Dreams About Death, Nostalgia, grief, deconstructed, Blind Spots, Bonding, in the margins, Dear Brother, The Homeless Tiger, After Lucy, The Neighborhood Infinite, Smoke Breaks.