Brown Ochre, more than a skintone

Nkosi Ndlovu’s art piece Brown Ochre portrays a woman with her face and upper chest removed. Yet, that’s only what you get at a glance. We’ve inferred that this piece delves into the idea that people are more than the color of their skin. It’s a modern-looking take on a somewhat general topic of discussion, […]

What Will Happen at My Musical Audition?

Anka Chiorini’s What Will Happen at My Musical Audition? was a satirical rant about what could take place when she tried out for her musical audition. Through a very unique scenario collection, the author expresses her concern about this, providing us with such bizarre events that at one point you can’t help but laugh. She […]

The Body as a Catalog Of Grief

Adedayo Agarau’s poem The Body as a Catalog Of Grief illustrates the natural thought process of grief. Through scattered thoughts, he can create a descriptive metaphor that hits close to home for many who are in the process of grief. Lines such as “My body is a drunk jug of tears, a quiet sanctuary for […]

Victoria Chang’s Poetry

“We don’t remember our birth, when a mother dies, it’s gone.” (River Sound Remembered, 499) Victoria Chang’s six poems in the Summer 2021 Issue of the Sewannee Review are hauntingly meditative. Reminiscent of the poetry of Andrea Gibson, the first four are quiet votives, deceptively brief. Each poem asks a question, directly or indirectly and leaves the reader staring at the words, […]

At the End of The Song, A Ghost is Waiting

Cat Rambo’s At the End of The Song, A Ghost is Waiting, is longing, stirring, breathtaking and every other -ing word in the English language to describe a work of art. Echoing the provoking story telling and powerful female characters audiences might also see similarities in V.E Schwab or Madeline Miller’s literary works. Cat Rambo writes about the […]