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Summer Series: “Ode to the Sky: A Sonnet”

Summer Series: “Ode to the Sky: A Sonnet”

When the exhale of winter tints you blue and the colors you hid begin to leak, I pine to plunge my soul inside that hue, to rest my frigid hand upon your cheek, to grasp the heated heart I shivered for, buried beneath the cotton […]

Summer Series: “Ode to Lemonade”

Summer Series: “Ode to Lemonade”

Sour sunshine in my glass And sugar on my lips, And your syrupy taste and class Complements my bag of chips. Whether cold, condensation on my hands Or warmed from summer sun Whether real and pulpy, or fizzy from a can Or pink, yellow, even […]

Summer Series: “The Essentials: Summer Luggage for Every Traveler”

Summer Series: “The Essentials: Summer Luggage for Every Traveler”

To avoid the sinking feeling elicited only when you know you’ve forgotten something at home on a summer trip, I am curating packing lists for anxious travelers. I am promising not to make the same mistake as years past and pass that benediction on to […]

Summer Series: “Taste Test”

Summer Series: “Taste Test”

Humans are innovative creatures. We can travel to the moon, go miles beneath the sea…and make edible underwear. Like I said, innovative. Regardless, humanity has created numerous oddities on earth, one such thing being questionable flavors in foods. And if there’s anything I know about […]

Summer Series: “Ode to Sand”

Summer Series: “Ode to Sand”

Water molds your millions of pieces. Your fragments compact into forms. The tide’s fury decreases. And the sun dries you warm. You captivate me with your shine. Each piece of glass and rock reflects. The world around you declines, And feeds your magnificence with tiny […]

Copy-Change: “The Road Not Taken  By Robert Frost

Copy-Change: “The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost

Original Poem: The Road Not Taken – By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in […]

Copy-Change: “Little Bird” by Clementine von Radics

Copy-Change: “Little Bird” by Clementine von Radics

Original Poem: Little Bird Clementine von Radics You are a church of broken glass And hallelujahs. You are haunted like every other Holy thing. What tried to destroy you didn’t Have the strength. Still you stand. Sturdy and smelling of smoke. Lily Davison’s take: You […]

Copy-Change: “There Are Birds Here” by Jamaal May

Copy-Change: “There Are Birds Here” by Jamaal May

Original Poem: There Are Birds Here BY JAMAAL MAY For Detroit There are birds here, so many birds here is what I was trying to say when they said those birds were metaphors for what is trapped between buildings and buildings. No. The birds are […]

Copy-Change: “The Poem I Would Have Writ” by Henry David Thoreau

Copy-Change: “The Poem I Would Have Writ” by Henry David Thoreau

Original Poem: My life has been the poem I would have writ My life has been the poem I would have writ But I could not both live and utter it. – Henry David Thoreau Audrey Bartholomew’s take: Today ​has been​ the prose​ I would […]

Copy-Change: “Next Case” by John Lawless

Copy-Change: “Next Case” by John Lawless

Original Poem: “Next Case” by John Lawless It was too loud…. perhaps too soft A bit succinct…. bordered on terse A rhythm laced with stumbling blocks Its meter…. broke sidewalk cracks Spellcheque….well it can’t be trusted Nor syllables counted on the fingers The court of […]

Copy-Change: At the Edge of Time by Pierre Reverdy

Copy-Change: At the Edge of Time by Pierre Reverdy

Original Poem: The stems of  the sun bent over the eye The sleeping man The whole of  the earth And this head heavy with fear In the night This complete hole Vast And even so streaming with water The noise The peals of  little bells […]

Washington Crossing the Delware

Washington Crossing the Delware

Washington Crossing the Delaware by Lily Davison, Tony Senatore, Samantha Proctor, and Audrey Bartholomew We are depicting “Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze (circa 1851). We chose this piece because it has a lot of room for creativity with the water and the boat, […]