Fall 2021– Vision|Revision

Cover Art

Reveal Yourself To Me  by Linda G Hatton


The Day I Became Raven   SarahMae Afriam   HYBRID

O’BlueBird   Linda G Hatton   POETRY

The Legend Of Diarmud and Grainne   Megan Loomis   DRAMA

I KNOW NOTHING  (For Sylvia Plath)   Jaz   POETRY

Who Am I?    Alicia Maria Smith   FICTION

Insidious FlowersTegan Bradley   POETRY

M.O.M    Margie Stokely-Bronz   DRAMA

Falling Stars    Cynthia Sharp   POETRY

What Resembles A Grave, But Isn’t?    Fiona Blundell   POETRY

HISTORY (For Dr. Alena Maze)    Jaz   POETRY

The Memorial Tree    Diane Davis   DRAMA


On Chewing    Anna Kaehler   CREATIVE NON FICTION

Journey    Alicia Maria Smith   FICTION



                                                           Editor-in-Chief   Maria Elizabeth Burns


Associate Editor Amy Landisman                                                                 Associate Editor Alaina Joleen     


Submissions Editor Anthea S. Brown


Production Design Editors  Brooklyn Baggett & Emma Berdanier


Lead Critical Commentary Editor Astra Pierson

Critical Commentary Editors Jack Cameron & Megan Loomis


Lead Drama Editor Fiona Blundell

Drama Editors Jackie Goldfinger, Linda G. Hatton, Yolanda King, Carleton Whaley


Lead Fiction Editor Jonathan Arena

Fiction Editors Yolanda King, Megan Loomis, Catherine Steward, Donata Thomas


Lead Hybrid Editor Fiona Blundell

Hybrid Editors Linda G. Hatton & Kae Winter


Lead Nonfiction Editor Alicia Smith

Nonfiction Editors Emma Berdanier, Yolanda King, Suzanne LaFetra Collier & Astra Pierson


Lead Poetry Editor Kae Winter

Poetry Editors Robyn Brooks, Danielle Carroll, Diane Davis Steiker, Anna Kaehler


Lead Copy Editor SarahMae Afriam

Copy Editors Carleton Whaley & Jaz


Lead Visual Arts Editor SarahMae Afriam

Visual Arts Editor Margie Stokley-Bronz


Web Editor Fiona Blundell

Social Media Editor Anthea S. Brown

A Note From the Editor

Maria Elizabeth Burns


The Pitkin Review is a labor of love, and I am ever overwhelmed by the talent and creative vision of the contributors and staff. My time at Goddard has been tumultuous, but as we enter Spring of 2022 there is change in the air. I wanted this issue to reflect the beauty of collective emergence from troubling times. 

The theme of this issue is Resonant Fractals. Fractals are the ever-present repeating patterns within our world. This issue explores the constants in life, it examines the facets of the human experience that allow us to remain whole, and in doing so allows an inhalation of fresh air. Allows a space for glorious reemergence and reflection.

Within this cover, there is work laden with infinite humanity and beauty. The words sing out that we will and have endured. 

To the Pitkin Staff: there is not enough breath in me to sing my gratitude. The echoes of my thanks will resonate through this universe infinitely. To the contributors: thank you for sharing fractals of yourself with the Pitkin, and with me.

For all of the glorious creatives that have helped bring this issue into being: I am infinitely grateful for you all. For all of you who read this: It is all for you. May the work speak, may the resonant beauty of life endure, may all be well.

Maria Elizabeth Burns

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