Category / Poetry / 2015 / Spring 2015

Submissions from 2015

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  • No More

    Author: Imoni Brooks Senior at Da Vinci Design High School Honorable Mention Live Arts Contest | High School Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ I hate the city. It’s a convenience for transportation and what not, but it’s not for me. I crave adventure. I crave the feeling and rush of exploration. I want to walk barefoot in the woods, not…

  • Stars

    Excuse Me

    Author: Lexi Baysinger Undergraduate Junior at Greenville College 3rd place Live Arts Contest | Undergrad Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ “I love that you’re that kind of black person” Excuse me? “You just don’t take offence to my jokes, I love that about you.” Excuse you. “Can I touch your hair?” Look at my face and dare to ask again. “Come…

  • time’s waltz

    Author: Mandy Pennington Undergraduate Freshman at Greenville College 2nd place Live Arts Contest | Undergrad Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ time’s waltz hourglass beach sand trickling trickling like falling off a cliff the tiny grains scream the loss of time ticking they used to live under rough, tan feet swept in and out by turquoise cascades violent some…

  • Salted

    Author: Madeline Kohlberg Undergraduate Senior at Greenville College 1st place Live Arts Contest | Undergrad Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ Salted you feel as though you’ve lost it, lying on a bed of broken ice – walk turned snap on a starless night blood stuck to nails and ice on face – blue ice crunches under swollen limits…

  • Five Lessons J.R.R. Tolkien Taught Me about Fantasy Writing

    Author: Paige Farnworth   _______________________________________________________________________ Anyone who knows me knows that J.R.R. Tolkien rocks my socks off. Author living or dead I’d most like to meet? Tolkien. Man whose writing I’d be most likely to tattoo on my body? Tolkien. Who cries almost every time she reads or watches The Lord of the Rings? This girl.…

  • Writer’s Block: The Cause of Creative Constipation

    Author: Andy Anderson Bio: Andy Anderson is a senior at Greenville College. He’s a double major in English and Communication, and has been the head content editor of The Scriblerus the last two years. Along with writing, Andy is a part of Greenville’s improv comedy team, Joyous Chaos. _______________________________________________________________________ We’ve all been there, we sit down to…

  • How NOT to Write Spoken Word Poetry

    Author: Madeline Kohlberg Bio: Madeline Kohlberg is working on her first novel that didn’t transform into a short story, and has high hopes to be able to continue that trend up until its completion.  When not writing, she’s a tutor, student assistant, big sister, one-match campfire starter and roaster of the perfect marshmallow.   _______________________________________________________________________ So, you’re thinking…

  • Yellow

    Author: Natalie Rae Mueller Grade: Freshman at Greenville College 1st place Live Arts Contest   Yellow They always paint nursing homes yellow. That yellow color of sunshine, or that new margerine that the world cannot believe is not butter. Everyone knows the color is a futile attempt to make the last place on earth any…