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Volume 18 (2021)

About Digressions

IMAGINE The Digressions Literary & Art Journal aspires to be a safe space to all of Nova Southeastern University’s students. A space where students can submit their creative pieces to express themselves, their ideas, and their experiences.

CREATE The Digressions Literary & Art Journal aspires to be an arena of collaboration. An arena where editors, reviewers, and contributors can come together to make the best publication of student work possible.

INSPIRE The Digressions Literary & Art Journal aspires to be a collection that readers will take with them as they go through life. A collection of pieces that motivate, influence, and connect audiences with different experiences.

And this couldn’t be any truer of this volume, Volume 18. This past year saw a lot of changes happening – the COVID-19 pandemic, large-scale political unrest worldwide, a global human rights initiative, natural disasters, and so much more. So, it really comes as no surprise that our submissions were filled with reflective and reactive works. We encourage you to take your time to vibe and experience this wonderful collection of art, photography, narratives, and poetry that our brave contributors have put forth.

Full Issue

Editor's Note

Poetry

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Experiences of Existence
Christopher M. Kidwell

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Invasive
Aysia Stephens

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Listening to Folklore
Samantha A. Langmaack

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The Other Heartbreak
Athena L. Edwards

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American
Melissa Velasco

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Thoughts of a Simp
Cherish M. Mathews

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The Ballet
Bianca M. Oliveira

Artwork

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Decay
Dyane Oliva

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Dark Tide
Courtney K. Ma

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Burning Bright
Courtney K. Ma

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In a Galaxy Far Away
Courtney K. Ma

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Face of Nature
Reeba George

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Those First Moments
Cassidy E. Zangwill

Photography

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An Unexpected New Year
Samantha A. Langmaack

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Before
Jenna M. Handal

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Endure
Dyane Oliva

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Sunset Sail
MeMe Sharp

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A Call for Collin
Ambika Kapil

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Growth
Monique Cole

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A Utah Christmas
Ferran Rivas

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Sunlight
Dyane Oliva

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No Parking
Samantha A. Langmaack

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Turn to Face the Sun
Samantha A. Langmaack

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The Bride
Zack Jacob

Fiction

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El Músico de los Muertos
Federico J. Rodríguez

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Balloon Artista
Angelica Zadak

Volume 18, 2021 Cover art image

Editorial Board

Director
Athena Edwards
Associate Editor
Krina Patel
Associate Editor
Rick Esner
Social Media Supervisor
Athena Edwards
Social Media Coordinator
Aaliyah Young
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Mario D’Agostino
Cover Artist
Tristen Trivett
Reviewers
Monique Cole
Melissa Velasco
Elizabeth Rai
April Feeser
Flor Mireles
Danielle Pierce
Aima Bhatti
Tristen Trivett
Sabrina Loussaint
Alyssa Jackson
Emily Martinez
Jasmine Jackson
Olivia Cantalupo
Isadora De Abreu
Jordan Guido
Layout Team
Athena Edwards
Jordan Guido
Adit Selvaraj
Katiana Poitevien
Dr. Eric Mason