Neon Teen

David Anthony Tassy, Undergraduate If you’re so young, prove it. Trip and don’t fall. Rape a star or two. Make a skeleton out of glue. And to think, I had a strong feeling about this one. If you glow like they say you glow. Then your generation wasn’t worth the blinding. If you shined like … Continue reading

NYC Rain

Artist: Jessica Lawson Year: 2010

Red Bird

Gabriela Canales, Undergraduate Originally Published, Spring 2009 I Want My lines To  fringe From the spine Of a redbird’s feather so That I can trace my fingers Up, down the barbs of language. Lines as tight as combat boot laces, Dali’s mustache spiraling thick Across a  hungry page, white as bone. Words that crackle like … Continue reading

Made in Manhattan

Artist: Alminar Sagar Year: 2009 Image size: 4″ x 5″

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