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Submissions for Volume 17 are now open! Submit works of fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, artwork, and photography. Submissions officially close on December 9th, 2019. All pieces of visual artwork of photography should be submitted as PDF's.

Create. Imagine. Inspire.

Digressions Literary and Art Journal is the student-run literary journal 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, dramatic scenes, artwork, and photography for consideration in the journal, which is published yearly in the winter semester.

Current Volume: Volume 16 (2019)

About Digressions

It’s easy for us to become trapped in our own minds. As we find ourselves surrounded by challenges, we may sometimes forget that we are not alone in feeling pain. It is through this pain that we grow and it is through dissecting these events that we learn from our struggles. In this 16th volume of Digressions, you will find a juxtaposition of pain and happiness. In these pages is a collection of personal experiences, and each piece of expression is as unique as its creator. While every contributor’s story is different, their words, photography and artwork reflect what we all have in common. Each of us is on a journey of highs and lows that is distinctly human with its growing pains. We continually encounter new battles, but we also continually face them and learn to find strength in the end.

Full Issue

Editor's Note

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Editor's Note
Jenna Kopec

Poetry

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#59
Maria Valladares

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Beauty in Brokenness
Maria Valladares

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The Modern Woman
April Feeser

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Yummy
Re'Nyqua Farrington

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What We Hope For
Jenna Kopec

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Life is Gray
Re'Nyqua Farrington

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Awaken
Re'Nyqua Farrington

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Poison
Kyle Boltson

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Oblivion from Afar
Kyle Boltson

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Fall
Kyle Boltson

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40 Broken Deep
Alonzo O. Williams

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While I Am a Woman*
Nicole I. Chavannes

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#47
Maria Valladares

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Honour^
Wamika M. Shoukat

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Love/Hate Thing
Breanna Jones

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Form
Breanna Jones

Artwork

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Together
Barbara A. Mendez

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Just a Guy
Angelica Scott

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The Marina
Logan N. Stewart

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Crude and Cute^
Logan N. Stewart

Photography

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Your Ghost
Brittany D. Chabot

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Chasing Heaven
Brittany D. Chabot

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Discovery
Benjamin J. Cummings

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You Have Been A Hope
Alonzo O. Williams

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Sundown
Monique Cole

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Travel, Clusters*
Sarah I. Goltsman

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Jellyfish
Sarah I. Goltsman

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Venom
Sarah I. Goltsman

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Serenity
Monique Cole

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White Lotus
Amanda M. Barrera

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The Spunky Duckling
Amanda M. Barrera

Fiction

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His Secret*
Sara M. Gorman

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Keh-Kahe
Wamika Mansoor Shoukat

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Safar
Qaas Shoukat

Volume 16, 2019 Cover art image

Editorial Board

Director
Logan Stewart
Associate Editor | Event and Social Media Coordinator
Jenna Kopec
Design and Layout Manager
Shiloe Gardner
Public Relations Coordinator
Sanya Rashad
Event Assistant
Bridgette Boodoo
Review Staff
Adam DeRoss
April Feeser
Athena Edwards
Austin Shutov
Joshua Bennett
Mariah McCauley
Melissa Velasco
Monique Cole
Nicole Chavannes
Nikki Chasteen
Re’Nyqua Farrington
Richard Finch
Sanya Rashad
Cover Art
Logan Stewart
Faculty Advisors
Dr. Molly Scanlon
Dr. Mario D’Agostino