Issue 19 Open for Submissions!
Click here to read the winning piece of our Instagram Micro Fiction contest!
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
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.
- Creating TogetherBy Aaron Noriega My name is Aaron Noriega, I’m a creative writing major an artist, a performer, and a musician. One of the reasons why I chose to go to SUNY Purchase was because of … Continue reading Creating Together
- What Does Fanfiction Mean For The Future Of Writing?By Cephie Howell It is somewhat well-known that the first modern record of ‘fanfiction’ can be traced back to the 1970’s, with the very active Star Trek fan community. This primitive form of fanfiction was … Continue reading What Does Fanfiction Mean For The Future Of Writing?
- 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 … Continue reading Make My Mood