Naked and Fallen
Jenna Citrus

Through Process
Emily Plummer

The Annex
Casey Burke

Tearing at Sores
Regis Louis

The Birth of Our Names
Tesneem Madani

Untitled No. 4
Sarah Kronz

Our Condition
Troy Neptune

On the Fundamentals of Art and the Soul
Ayla Maisey

In the Foreground
Aree Rachel Coltharp

Of a Woman
Jackie Vega

Winafret Casto

The Seventeen Seconds of Odette
Rachel Lietzow

Hidden in Sight
Jenna Citrus

Casandra Robledo

The Passage
Liam Trumble

Resentment as a Kind of Relief
Eric Kubacki

Beauty Standards
Sarah Kronz

Over the Kanawha
Claire Shanholtzer

Anne Livingston

Sponsorships & Acknowledgements

For Empty Spaces
Regis Louis

Liam Trumble

Culled from the Flock
Deborah Rocheleau

Searching for Divinity
Madeleine Richey

From Pillars to Dust
Madeleine Richey

As Best I Could Do
Hoda Fakhari

In Your Absence
Emma Croushore

Sarah Kronz

The Shadow of Paris
Anika Maiberger

The Liffey
Kara Wellman

Memories of Home
Audrey Lee

Jackie Vega

The Beauty in Fracturing
Taylor Woosley

Butcher Paper
Casandra Robledo

Human Scavenger
Devin Prasatek

Babel Was a Second Eden
Luke McCusker

The Painting in Gallery 26
Sydney Crago

Sofia Io Celli

Ayla Maisey



After Milton Avery's

Nanny I did not know I could be grasped—
what says the world of being
nothing but an arm?
I feel the echo of my skin encased
in her; in these painted
waters, there is more than
just the smudge of my shape.

The thickness of her eye
is small, blue: a part of me
that I am told not to hide.
Though I seem to lose
what could be our gaze
in a wrap of color;
it dies in a film of light
and hides the feet that always run.

I was never born to be a mirror,
but the slack of my jaw
became the angle in glass.
And my hands, once
as small as the pleas that tug
at my legs and waist,
now fold before me.
The looks that brush
my skin belie, bored by
the curves of her tauts
and sags. She sees dust,
nimble as an afterthought,
and I have a tired voice.


About The Author

Sofia Io Celli is a freshman at the University of Virginia, where she studies English and biology. Although she is contemplating a career in medicine and research, she is passionate about her writing and takes it just as seriously. She hopes that, through her studies, she will be able to refine her craft, and she hopes to continue to grow as a writer and a scholar.