Issue 19 Open for Submissions!
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Thank You to Our Donors
The Purchase community has long been enriched and uplifted by the generous support of the Durst family. For one, their endowment supports the Roy and Shirley Durst Distinguished Chair in Literature, which is awarded to a distinguished professor whose work bridges literature and the visual or performing arts. Since 2012, it has also made possible the Durst Distinguished Lecture series, which hosts renowned authors who read their work, share their expertise and offer insight into their creative process – right here on campus. It has helped make the college a hub of literary culture: a place where students can take seminars…
Durst Distinguished Lectures
Replacing the Zombies: A Micro-Interview with Donika Kelly
By Claire Torregiano Dr. Donika Kelly is the author of the award-winning poetry collection, Bestiary (Graywolf Press, 2016), which won the 2015 Cave Canem Poetry Prize, the 2017 Hurston/Wright Award for poetry, and the 2018 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. As a former student of Dr. Kelly, I conducted this interview through email in September 2020. We discussed her drafting process and advice for students who are looking to publish collections of their…
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- Italics Mine Launch Event!Join us for an evening of readings by contributors of our past two issues on May 5th at 7:00 pm. Click here to register!
- the mad leafcutter ant — Winner of Our Instagram Micro Fiction ContestBy Rune Davino-Collins Elion: you dream of a great city. It stands between a range of hills and a basin full of aspens.
- Seeking Submissions for Issue 18!We are now accepting new submissions for Issue 18 of Italics Mine! Send us your work by March 24th. For submission guidelines, go here.
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- Writing the Memory of the Never-HappenedBy Kirry Kaufer Many writers are daunted by poetry. I used to be one of these writers, too. I used to think poems had to be vulnerable and confessional. However, poetry is different from nonfiction. … Continue reading Writing the Memory of the Never-Happened
- Buy That Plane TicketBy Pamela Trevisan Human beings are creatures of habit; we are comfortable with the familiar. Going to the same grocery store, having your friends/family close, and knowing where to pick up your medication makes us … Continue reading Buy That Plane Ticket