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The reading will take place in Hammes Campus Bookstore from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on November 8th, 2017. Nights’ meanings have shifted constantly throughout my life. Now I welcome nights with my whole heart because it means I can sleep soon after I finish all my work at home (or it can mean endless […]

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The weather has been cold and rainy recently. Despite a few weeks of delusionally warm weather in the middle of October, we can’t ignore the old prophecy “Winter is Coming in South Bend!” Once snow hits campus, you probably won’t want to venture out of home and trudge in the snow for an event. But […]

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AUTUMN READING Always, I feel like the beginning of fall, maybe more so than other seasonal changes, has many positive associations to go along with it. Fashion-wise, you can begin layering again, breaking out that cool sweater or edgy denim jacket you’ve had in the closet since spring. Halloween comes along, and we can all […]

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The internet is a mysterious virtual reality. Back in high school, I loved playing online games, and browsing in social media. I am always curious about who they are behind masks, which could be the roles in the game, or the funny, shocking or evocative languages posted online with a pseudonym. At the same time, […]

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Here is Mr. Frog again! This time, he is not a misfit in our world, because we, humans, are not that friendly to animals after all, and like to impose judgments on these creatures who have a penchant for relishing insects. As a kid, I got overly excited when I spotted all kinds of animals […]

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In a summer poetry seminar I attended, I inadvertently found out that one of rooms in the poetry cottages is haunted when I was having lunch with peer poets. One poet joked that the ghost might touch the occupants tenderly at night.  I have only seen the exterior of the poetry cottage while my peers […]

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I’ve grown suspicious of framing any sort of disagreement as war. Hyperbole and metaphors are nothing new to the poet and Internet lurker. But equating events to armed conflict that aims to or finds it acceptable to extinguish lives is often an act of excessive force. Like war and its weapons become spectacle for worship, onlookers grow to glorify the […]

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Alakazam! WHAM! BAM! POETRY SLAM!

Getting right into the topic at hand, I confess I’ve never been to a poetry slam. Just watched a couple on Youtube, while chewing on some junk food. With passionate gestures and a loud voice, a lot of them talk about what grabs their goat. That’s the magic of our current age: if you so […]

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These are the facts. We have survived the first quarter of this year. Some people would call the time period we currently occupy ‘Spring.’ Yet the Winter cold refuses to leave us, clings and slashes with windy hooks. What have we done to deserve this? Is it the narcissist, human-centric idea that draws ire? Is […]

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I don’t know how to swim. My early childhood at the local indoor pool instilled a fear of the burning sensation when water fills my nostrils. Even to this day I feel I must pinch my nose if I were to submerge my head below a surface. As a result, one of my fantastic fears is […]

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