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Volume 17 (2020)

About Digressions

“Digressions” are temporary departures or instances of divergence from a main theme, so it makes sense that this journal invites students to move away from the rigidity of academia and scholarship. As D.J. King–our first editor–said in Volume 1 in 2004, Digressions encourages students to “take a break from ‘Works Cited’ and turn inwardly to work sighted.” At the Digressions Literary & Art Journal, we strongly believe that everyone is capable of creativity, and should be presented with the opportunity to express themselves, even while pursuing the more fact-oriented fields that Nova Southeastern University has to offer; but we digress.

This year, as we publish Volume 17, we examine our various thoughts and experiences in contrast. The beauty of the urban and the natural; the power and intensity of love and hate; the necessity of peace and chaos; and the presence of light and dark. We examine the universal applications of Yin and Yang.

Life exists in contrast. The mere existence of the Digressions Literary & Art Journal within a science-focused school speaks to this. So, we encourage current and future readers to explore the depths that these pieces present, to look at the art, photography, poetry, and narratives with an appraising look, and, above all, to share your own digressions with Digressions.

Full Issue

Editor's Note

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Director's Note
Athena L. Edwards

Poetry

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Between the Smallest Words
Athena L. Edwards

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catch me if you can
Megan M. Provenzale

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Fate's Tapestry
Athena L. Edwards

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Just Go
Angelica Zadak

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If We Must Identify
Re'Nyqua Farrington

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Love Poem
Vivian C. Dang

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Temple of Terrors
Tyrianna Richards

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Nothing
Joy Oni

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My Body (Not) for Sale
Re'Nyqua Farrington

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Sunday's Prayer
Megan M. Provenzale

Artwork

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Letters to Self
Dyane Oliva

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Echo
Danielle Williams

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Trillium Grandiflorum
Helen M. Proksch

Photography

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Forever Love
Sabrina Louissaint

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Green Heaven
Loren E. Herrold

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Shine on Me
Jonelle J. Bolton

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Down by the Sea
Monique Cole

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Pink Dreams
Loren E. Herrold

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Take Time to Smell the Roses
Sabrina Louissaint

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Breathe
Monique Cole

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Infinite
Ruby Pendas

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Bow and Scrape
Marina M. Handal

Fiction

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Pink Lust
Angelica Zadak

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Blood Money
Angelica Zadak

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Cicada Sound
Megan M. Provenzale

Volume 17, 2020 Cover art image

Editorial Board

Director
Athena Edwards
Associate Editor
'Aolani Robinson
Assistant Editor
Krina Patel
Social Media Coordinator
Anthony Laboriel
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Mario D’Agostino
Cover Artist
Denise Carranza
Reviewers
Adam DeRoss
Alyssa Jackson
Anthony Laboriel
Caitlinn Gamero
Carlos Rodriguez Rosa
Danielle Pierce
Emily Martinez
Flor Mireles
Isadora De Abreu
Megan Provenzale
MeMe Sharp
Monique Cole
Nicole Chavannes
Nikki Chasteen
Odell Thompson
Olivia Catalupo
Re'Nyqua Farrington
Richard Finch
Sabrina Louissaint
Taeiba Khan
Layout Team
Kaitlin Armstrong
Tatyana Booz
Nicole Chavannes
Monique Cole
Holland Cutrell
Bradley Fountain
Jordan Guido
Jasmine Jackson
Anthony Laboriel
Jeffrey LaPointe
Sabrina Louissaint
Dr. Eric Mason
Merly Mesa
Megan Provenzale
Aidan Rivas
'Aolani Robinson
Carlos Rodriguez Rosa
MeMe Sharp
Jieun Son