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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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The Student Voice of Fordham Lincoln Center

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MATT PETRONZIO, Literary and Copy Editor Emeritus

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Open Studio: Performing & Telling Your Life

April 23, 2012

On April 26, Fordham University English Professor Alvin Eng will host an "open studio" performance in room 109 of McMahon Hall from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. with his creative writing class, Performing &...

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Whitewash Revolution

August 25, 2011

The Bride of the Sea has torn her nuptial cloth, ripped a band from the waist to wear above the brow as a crown stained with rebel wounds. Oil bleeds from the scars of the innocent, discontent...

Vero Eretico

August 3, 2011

Academy of American Poets Prize Award Co-Winner Profilo Continuo del Duce, Renato Bertelli, 1933 Renato gives birth to Benito a second time, a thousand times over. From every angle, in every light,...

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Haiku Summer, in Four Stanzas

August 3, 2011

Summer is a hand- washed bedsheet hung out to dry, sunstarched and rippled by wind’s inertia. Summer is a passing dream brought on by fever, brought on by heatstroke. Summer never calls...

Poet-in-Residence Janet Kaplan Publishes New Book, Leaves Room for Chaos

July 23, 2011

Published: March 2, 2011 “Chaos and Order shared a house of lines,” writes Fordham’s Poet-in-Residence Janet Kaplan in her latest collection “Dreamlife of a Philanthropist.” Winner of the...

Condition

July 23, 2011

Published: August 25, 2010 Endless fields and urban streets Adorn the minds of sour poets— Fields that cover a corner of the earth So that we cannot fathom what a wall is, Streets that undulate...

Haiku For You

July 22, 2011

Published: May 5, 2010 By MATT PETRONZIO Asst. Literary Editor Heart is made of glass Bare feet march on humble shards Mind is made of stone ______________________________ By GRACE WEISS Contributing...

Polished

July 9, 2011

Published: April 15, 2010 Ah, I see: You say I’ve made a mistake. Oh, Margaret, Leave my regrets to me. It’s so hip not to care, To pour rum in my shoe, And we savor every bit But I’m...

Haircut

June 27, 2011

Published: November 19, 2009   In this life, we wear rain And pray to brew the courage that he has, She has. Fragile bones in a sack over my shoulder, I attend your funeral. You’re...

Tarnished

June 22, 2011

  Published: August 27, 2009 It fades, it fades. The dark, it fades. The scent ascends. Existentialism.  Manure. Your black heart is Bitter on my tongue, Your tongue. Your...

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