New Shoots 30

new shoots 30Now celebrating three decades of student writing, this installment introduces readers into the multitude of perspectives these young writers offer.

The loving relationship of a grandmother and her granddaughter is depicted in “Coming Home.” “en[d]cyclopaediae /ĕnd-sī’klə’-pēdēə/” subverts the dictionary form to question objectivity. “Jerusalem” begins with an epitaph of the eponymous Anglican hymn and goes on to explore the realness of grief among family members. The piece “Adulthood” resists the invalidation of the youth by adults: “If idealism is only for the young, I will be a shameless idealist.” The collaborative poem “Untitled” portrays a young girl’s insecurities in front of a mirror, as well as her beauty.