NYC Rain

Artist: Jessica Lawson Year: 2010

The Crayfish

Raymond Strom, Staff Originally Published, Spring 2011 Henry Roth Memorial Scholarship Winner On my twentieth birthday, my mother called me with news that she had bought a restaurant on the shore of Lake Superior. Against the advice of everyone I knew, I made plans to go to the grand opening in October. The way my … Continue reading

El Puente

Artist: Ramon Gutierrez Year: 2007 Original Size: 20 x 24″

MY UNCLE, TOM

Jamaica Hardwick, Undergraduate Originally Published, Spring 2010 (for T-Pain) Thank you for reminding us of early entertainment. Face painted burnt cork black. Shuck and jives floating along bottoms of empty glasses, soaking in transparency. Apparently, this is the era of symphonic crack: hits preferred to music, producers to composers. Lose composure, find it next to … Continue reading

Wendy, the Girl Who Ate Rocks, and Marvin Who Cried Even though It Wasn’t His Fault

Edgar Bonilla, Undergraduate Originally Published, Spring 2010 Wendy was the girl we told to eat rocks when I was eight. She wasn’t American, so it didn’t matter. But now she was dead in the living room. She drowned, they said, and I didn’t have to come to El Salvador, my parents said, but I did. … Continue reading