Spectrum Literary Arts Magazine: Spring 2011
A student-run publication at Northeastern University, Boston, MA.
SPECTRUM LITERARY ARTS MAGAZINE EXECUTIVE STAFF editor in chief layout & design financial manager advertising manager secretary Miriam Laufer MacKenzie Cockerill Andrea Hampel Magdalena Szalowski Aylish O’Sullivan layout committee Luis Delgado Taryn Sadauskas Hunter Schneider GENERAL STAFF Lucia Allen Eryn Carlson Gabriel Colon-Sciabarrasi Nathaniel Hahn Matt Kline Taryn Sadauskas Brendan Salisbury Hunter Schneider Anna Siembor Dylan Zierk from the editor cover art adapted from inside front page art: 2 4 6 8 table of contents 24 28 30 10 12 14 16 32 34 36 18 20 22 38 40 w(h)ine list anna siembor ribbit matisse yoshihara 2 seamless dreaming alex snyder caroline malouse Derelict Wave, you’re so naïve With playful thoughts of tsunamis You drip and drop, so slow, a sieve They breathe, you come, they go, you leave. ~ The luminescent fireflies; A million oscillating eyes Patrol the skies with reverent cries And never despair Over what they despise. ~ Shifting continents in the air Like castles blowing everywhere But ocean skies won’t last long, Baby Blue has come and gone. ~ The night is ending, dawn sails in Light lifts the lids, your mind, chagrined, At what you dreamt while in your bed Was real while it was in your head. …….* for you, a thousand times over 4 essex river, ma jacob stains dear diary sid phadnis 6 taking flight alex puffer There's no point the jagged hairs of a tipless pencil held in the hand of a listless --not to say boring but 0.7 mm sid phadnis escape magdalena szalowski 8 shrouded in dichotomy alex vera black eyed susan meghan doty 10 femme fatale dean wagner russell 12 reach matt beatty 14 pale yellows and blues susan ng nancy kate helen lucia allen sole thoughts 16 Dragon ≠ HuskyNathaniel Hahn 18 choice of doorways dan McCarthy refrain lucia allen 20 snow white matisse yoshihara cherry pie yvette kim chantalle hanna lament 22 recitative lauren ditullio road and Río Maipo christie perkins 24 26 two paths diverged brian o’rourke scientific distortion susan ng 28 seasons of love tess carenbauer tranquility matt beatty sticks and stones miriam laufer running to forget andrew kearns everything’s pretty ok, alright alex snyder 30 normal human behavior dean wagner russell 32 lake mist andy carlson autobiography magdalena szalowski 34 cough syrup for the soul magdalena szalowski mistress jacob stains nutella gabriel colon-sciabarrasi 36 an interview at the edge of nowhere jacob stains help please on the t susan ng 38 and how! caroline malouse when i closed the door today dylan zierk 40