Creative Writing

If Only a Rose Could Talk

By Sarah Tonkin I was walking home one nightDown the familiar laneWhen I saw something in the lightRuined from the rain A singular red roseLay flattened and dejectedFrom a lover, I supposeA lover that was […]

Creative Writing

They Used to Call Me Father

By Tony Dupre They used to call me Father.Long hours in small boxes,listening to the transgressions of strangers,listening intently. I’d say the same things, a droning sound;“Say three Hail Marys and beg for forgiveness.”then absolve […]

Arts & Entertainment

Visiting Poets at WSU

By Gabrielle Plainte On Sunday, April 7, a poetry reading took place in the Faculty Lounge of the Sullivan Building. People of all ages attended, some students, others pure lovers of poetry, and a few […]

Creative Writing


By Chloe Courtney I miss blissI’ll enter the code to make a deposit I’m in maximum modeTo maintain my composite My coating’s concealingMe from fully feeling The growth yet to gain I am a hologram […]

Creative Writing

A Boisterous Woman

By Tyanna McCaulsky A constant chatter of AngerA character I wish not To be of my eagerBack and forth bitter words goAs my peace screams noThe discomfort of my skinWhich makes my head spin Daily […]

Creative Writing

Three Poems

In August 2018, during Older Student Registration, students Carol Chester and Gail Johnston, with guidance from Joanne Jaber Gauvin from the Urban Action Institute, initiated the Older Student Writing Project (OSWP). The goal of the […]

Creative Writing

The Elf

By Ellen R. Jewart I see The Elf. He’s sitting there beneathThe wooden kitchen chair. He’s no jollySprite, this one. Look how he’s dressed. See him come.His cap’s a beret of inky black. EyesTo match […]

Creative Writing

Grandparent Grief

By Ellen R. Jewart AloneIn grief,No friends near,Alone with my thoughtsWeeping and tears come hourly.Why should it be like this?Why can’t grief be shared among everyone?Even grandparents need closure from a tragedy. Quiet.Not allowedTo mention […]

Creative Writing

Worst Love Poem Entries

While these poems did not win, they are still creatively awful and hilarious! Promposal By Eric Miller Dear Margaret, Roses are red,Violets are blue,These poems are cliché,Oh God it’s true. Violets are blue, These poems […]