Spotlight Pieces

August 2021 – Online Exclusive

Slip

by Maria Elizabeth Burns

 

Here’s the slip and slide

Down a hill—

            plastic and cruel

                          Exhilarating. 

Here’s the pain of falling

             The force of impact

The mad scramble

               The H-U-N-T For breath.

Here’s 

           looking 

                       at you.

BIO OF MARIA ELIZABETH BURNS

Maria Elizabeth Burns is an actress and writer currently based in VA. She holds a BA in Theatre from The College of William and Mary and is currently obtaining her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her work has been both published and performed. Storytelling in all forms is her passion.

Coming in September 2021 – Online Exclusive

Poetry by SarahMae Afriam

Ancestral Garden

BIO of SARAHMAE AFRIAM

SarahMae Afriam is a writer in her first year in Goddard’s MFA program. She once wrote poetry exclusively, but her roots have stretched into other gardens — hybrid, prose, fiction, creative non-fiction, and avid journaling. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her partner and tiny resilient rescue dog.

 

Coming in October 2021 – Online Exclusive

Poetry by Alaina Joleen

The Girl With The Universe In Her Eyes

Bio of ALAINA JOLEEN

Alaina Joleen is a Mexican-American social action writer. Her genre focus is fiction, but she also writes poetry and creative-nonfiction. Alaina writes to invoke change in the world.

Coming in November 2021 – Online Exclusive

Poetry by Maria Elizabeth Burns

Infinity

Bio of MARIA ELIZABETH BURNS

Maria Elizabeth Burns is an actress and writer currently based in VA. She holds a BA in Theatre from The College of William and Mary and is currently obtaining her MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. Her work has been both published and performed. Storytelling in all forms is her passion.

Coming in December 2021 FROM THE JOURNAL

Fiction by Amy Landisman

Numina: A Prologue

BIO of AMY LANDISMAN

Amy Landisman is a writer, teacher, and pensive Pisces based in Connecticut on the traditional homeland of the Paugussett. A former journalist and lifestyle columnist, Amy has forsaken nonfiction to conjure written hope from the flora and fauna around her.