Fall 2021– Vision|Revision
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
ROOTED Jaz POETRY
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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