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Create. Imagine. Inspire.

Digressions is the student-run literary magazine Of Nova Southeastern University, sponsored by the Department of Writing and Communication in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit original works of poetry, short fiction, creative essays, artwork, and photography for consideration in the magazine, which is published yearly in the winter semester.

Current Volume: Volume 13 (2016)

About Digressions

To err is to be human, for certain. Unjustly tethered to bodies, we are spirits yearning for a realm ungoverned by law and order. We mess up, mess around with our bodies, make a mess, and recklessly demand freedom of expression despite our tendency to harm ourselves and one another through words and action. But to be human is to be able to encapsulate in art the fleeting qualities of life that make it so precious, and this is perhaps the greatest redeeming quality of our species. We write memories of our mistakes, depict in paint the color of our sins, tell stories of our deepest regrets, and photograph the faces that reflect our own fragility. And from our art, we learn, we grow, we forgive, and witness the flowers bursting forth from our bones. The night melts into day, and life begins anew. In this 13th volume of Digressions, a star-crossed and inauspicious number, we are lucky to bare the shades of lust, vice, immorality, and imperfection that darken our souls, but also create a stark canvas for the starry dreams of perfection we will always chase.

Full Issue

Editor's Note

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Editor's Note
Faren Rajkumar

Poetry

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Sacrilegious
Juanita Castro

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Death's Epiphany
Kyle Boltson

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Heartless
Ezana Assefa

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Friday Night
Tory Njardvik

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Numb
Tory Njardvik

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Do Not Be Alarmed
Faren Rajkumar

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Woman of God
Romartine Virgile

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Night
Sophie-Anne Baril

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Alive Again
Anonymous

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Moonshine
Faren Rajkumar

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MCM
Julie M. Saint-Fleur

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The House of Bodies
Tory Njardvik

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Hollow
Kyle Boltson

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Consummation
Daniel Arguelles

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Intimacy
Ezana Assefa

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A Life Of __________
Dymun Fengshui

Artwork

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Balboa Bars
Lucy M. Schwartz

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Behind the Painting
anna c. evora

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Life is the Bubbles
Lucy M. Schwartz

Photography

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Purple Flower
Cherrie Ali

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Hand of Glory: I Get Nervous
Alonzo O. Williams

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Deseret
Jacob L. Hardy

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Shelf Life
Faren Rajkumar

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Love Is Beautiful
Alonzo O. Williams

Fiction

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Her Thoughts on Love
Nicole I. Chavannes

Volume 13, 2016 Cover art image

Editorial Board

Editor-In-Chief
Faren Rajkumar
Managing Editor
Juanita Castro
Editorial Staff
Tiara Baldoni
Kyle Boltson
Desiree Casanova
Nicole Chavvanes
Hannah Dean
Emily Harrington
Amanada Kaplan
Tory Njardvik
Marketing Director
Faren Rajkumar
Design Manager
Emily Harrington
Cover Art
Kati Pyles
Faculty Advisors
Dr. Kevin Dvorak
Dr. Molly Scanlon