Issue 19 Open for Submissions!
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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 … Continue reading Thank You to Our Donors
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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 … Continue reading Replacing the Zombies: A Micro-Interview with Donika Kelly
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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.
- Make My MoodBy Juliana Warta While it may seem tedious to create a mood board for a project that may never have a visual component, it still does come in pretty handy, or at least it has for me. Having a visual reference or simply a collection of ideas and inspirations for a story can make the writing process both easier and more vivid. So how do you create a mood board? What apps … Continue reading Make My Mood
- Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Writers?By Sebastian Rios-Rodriguez Artificial intelligence has been integrated into society with tools such as Alexa, and Siri, a concept that not too long ago only existed in science fiction. As a writer of science fiction, I have read many stories concerning A.I. Today’s technology hasn’t advanced enough for them to overthrow us, but it has gotten to the point where A.I can generate creative works. Now it seems artificial intelligence can even … Continue reading Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Writers?
- Are You Really Getting What You’re Paying For? A Glance at Unused and Unknown Student ResourcesBy Michael Abramson Let’s face it: college isn’t cheap. Many of us are spending thousands of dollars out of pocket and taking on even more in loans in order to be here. Most students would say that it’s worth the cost—and I agree! The important thing is to make sure that every dollar counts. College is a unique experience that is just as much about forming connections with students and professors as … Continue reading Are You Really Getting What You’re Paying For? A Glance at Unused and Unknown Student Resources