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Sarah Brown Untitled

22 Emily Alperstein Heading Out

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Ally Caple Untitled

24 Danielle Foti Collage 4

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Alannah Sears People are Strange

25 Phil Gibson San Fransico 01

6 Aiden Hamid
 Beckoning 8

Phil Gibson Roma 01

10 Gio Martin Fleshlumpeater 11 Gillian Lynn Katz The Search for Noah’s Ark 12

Alannah Sears Yonder

13 Janice Riccio Selfie 2 14 Gillian Lynn Katz Rita Rains on The Big Easy 15 Emily Alperstein Shoevom 16

Brittany Glasscock Untitled

18 Vanessa Nguyen Womanhood 19 Avery Piper Cyclic 31 20 Max Bayarsky Unknown Black Liquid 21 Mattew Capers Untitled

26 Vera Kuznetsova Réflexion Déformée; catching a glimpse of oneself in a storefront window 27 Kelsey Sucena Under The Hutch 28 Kelsey Sucena A Garden for Authorized Personnel 30 Chris Sommerfeldt News Reporting

Max Bayarsky Make Your Mind

31 Gio Martin Cut Crease 32 Doliah Francis Heat 33 Brian Orellana Handface 34 Sammy Sheen Woof 35 Danielle Foti Melt 36 Avery Piper Action 37 Vanessa Nguyen Metaphor


38 Chelsea Harkin Untitled

54 Dennis Moore Kenisis Form Study 1

39 Max Moro Dan 1

55 John O’Shea Burnt Cameo

40 Kelsey Sucena CCPD

56 Thalia Perez Untitled

41 Nikki Visciglia Untitled

COVERS: Sammy Sheen

42 Chris Sommerfeldt Them

44 Maximillian Pollo Untitled 46 Ginger Tran The Hills of Never 47 Patrick Sluiter Ice Cream Patrick Sluiter Donut 48 Ian Byrne The Deepest Desires of the House 49 Nikki Visciglia Untitled 50 Ginger Tran Hunger 51 Sarah Brown Senior Project 9 52 Patrick Sluiter Metro North 53 Dennis Moore W!LD

From the desk of the editor, Thank you for picking up the latest issue of Submissions Magazine, the only art and literary magazine on campus curated, designed, and run entirely by an interdisciplinary group of students. Graphic designers, literature majors, new media kids, and art history enthusiasts have all lent a hand in putting out this magazine. With each issue comes new challenges. We are constantly asking ourselves how we can choose the work that best represents the talent and creativity at Purchase College. This isn’t always clear, and often we are unable to publish all of the art and writing that we would like to. However, being a publication open to students of any major certainly helps in terms of representing the campus community. We’re also always looking for feedback, so if you would like to get involved or just voice your opinion about the magazine, please do join us Monday nights at 10:00. On a very important side note, we are happy to announce that Submissions Magazine has made the switch to ecofriendly printing practices. The magazine that you are currently holding has been printed on chlorine free, 100% post-consumer waste paper made using biogas energy and has been printed with nontoxic inks produced with wind power. In an age of digital publication, we must remember that print is a luxury. We print for permanence. We print to create things for us to hold and enjoy, to keep and look at when we like. Please keep these intentions in mind, and if you decide that you would not like to keep this magazine, please place it back in the magazine rack or dispose of it responsibly in the recycling bin. All the best,

Lindsey Sieber Editor-in-Chief

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SARAH BROWN Untitled

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ALLY CAPLE Untitled

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ALANNAH SEARS People Are Strange

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Beckoning
 By Aiden Hamid


 Beckoning to me
 From beyond, I am sure of it

 She said to me “look” and like a fool I saw instead
 But who 

 Can resist her call? The temptation: tempting me away
 The outcome: predictable, but not
definitive... 

 “Beautiful day”, (do you need me?) “Huh?”, Like a fool 
 because my sense of clarity is already vague in and of itself 

 Love is veiled and this makes me capable of accepting her; Though I know what’s beyond from the beyond;

 Already I’ve seen her so

 Naked
 
 She wasn’t even wearing skin. But it’s no matter, once you hear her

 Start to hum

 Like a machine you thought had outlived its use

 She’s inside me now, her vibration drawing me in closer, closer and a cold fish is squirming off the end of a shining silver hook;
 Drowning in fresh air Possessed - and yet, the irrational
 That I still have a choice pains me because

 What can you choose when love offers you of herself?


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There is “no” choice, but then there is 
 The Hope:

 That she fills you more often than she exhausts you; that she prefers
 Behold
 The quivering musculature of your heart

 Rather than Open it up and cast a scorching light upon those fleshy, bottom-feeding weaknesses

 That you are well aware of but which you have effectively buried or masked or momentarily put aside or Forgotten.
 And then the scales tip. ...
 
 A sunken virtue
 Beckoning to me

 From beyond, I am sure of it

 She is singing,
 Though she should be drowning as I left her.

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PHIL GIBSON Roma 01

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PHIL GIBSON Untitled

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GEO MARTIN Fleshlumpeater

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The Search for Noah’s Ark By Gillian Lynn Katz

Was the ark made out of gopher a wood so strange, buried in the Elburz range? Or was it hidden under a snow-capped peak hundreds of feet upon Mount Ararat? Up, thirteen thousand feet archeologists climbed step by frozen step.

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A team of Texas archeologists looked for clues historians had missed, to find the remains of Noah’s wooden ark and bring scripture out of the dark.

If they’d discovered the remains of Noah’s ark and managed to bring scripture out of the dark, would explorers stop scaling these ice-capped peaks?

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ALANNAH SEARS Yonder

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Janice Riccio Selfie 2

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Rita Rains on The Big Easy By Gillian Lynn Katz On a downtown New Orleans avenue the gray high-rises echo. A silver van stands parked near the sidewalk. On the street a lone man stands half-naked, in a red bathing suit with white flowers. He raises his arms skywards, outstretched, palms upwards; his face towards the grey-white sky.

EMILY ALPERSTEIN Shoevom

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BRITTANY GLASSCOCK 16

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VANESSA NGUYEN Womanhood

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Cyclic 31

shut up I pause the youtube video I know but I feel special when he talk to me you think this is genius my confidence supersedes your confidence I’m on google maps looking through the city oh yeah damn I forgot how close those are look at Park Slope and Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill and Greenwood I’m thinking of Union Square and my brother still doesn’t know what neighborhood he’s in he’s in his own neighborhood let’s all wish him a happy birthday I’m thinking about years ago when I would wrestle with you because I was sexually frustrated I am sorry for that burden don’t quit.

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By Avery Piper

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MAX BAYARSKY Unknown Black Liquid

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MATTHEW CAPERS Untitled

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EMILY ALPERSTEIN Heading Out

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DANIELLE FOTI Collage 4

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PHIL GIBSON San Fransisco 01

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Réflexion Déformée; catching a glimpse of oneself in a storefront window Vera Kuznetsova

Uprooted from this soviet soil, fingers unfurled and reaching for a wisp, histoire, Tranquility dissolved; en fume, emanencing, To find a home, a “pодина” In the divine décolletage. Mother, mère mother may I burrow in that fragrant core. Behind a door, Venus infers- a darkness sweet, familiar. Embraced body, displacing mind Topography en face and time, wandering Lost; like marks of birth down slopes of physiognomy. Eroding time this canyon carves a visage foreign; incomplete. And soiled roots, Soviet wispsMuddle histoire, identité. Yet in the burrows of the furs Finds darknesssweet, familiar. • pодина: “Motherland” in Russian • all other italicized words are French

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KELSEY SUCENA Under The Hutch

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KELSEY SUCENA A Garden for Authorized Personnel

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News Reporting By Chris Sommerfeldt A bullet disgorges amalgams of coagulated blood & cranium fragments roiling the crosswalk. The next day, children dance and embrace there, covering up the now marooning stain with finger-painted toads.

MAX BAYARSKY Make Your Mind

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GIO MARTIN Cut Crease

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DOLIAH FRANCIS Heat

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BRIAN ORELLANA Handface

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SAMMY SHEEN Woof

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DANIELLE FOTI Melt

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Action Avery Piper what do you like to do? relax pump iron chill get angry get happy feeling insecure is one thing being insecure is another there is a difference? yes there is a distance in feeling there is no distance in being I am not my body I am the thing that is conscious of my body you see these things over here? yes what are they? they are the things I do if I can be humiliated it’s worth it

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VANESSA NGUYEN Metaphor

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CHELSEA HARKIN Untitled

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MAX MORO Dan 1

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KELSEY SUCENA CCPD

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NIKKI VISCIGLIA Untitled2

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Them Chris Sommerfeldt “It’s actually U.S. law.” What a brilliant statement. It’s as if by those marble chiseled words alone you’re entitled to project onto the world whatever star-spangled dollars and donuts you please. “They want to kill us.” Another terrific one. Fear is a powerful tool in the hands of any blood-cleanser eager to strike the blunt hammer of privilege against the fragile skulls of the oppressed. The next day takes “at least 34.” The elephants get in line to stomp dust, ready, eager even, to charge at a terrified Orpheus, who is no longer trying to revive, just to escape. It’s not that there’s no bloodlust. It’s that it’s attributed to “them,” that naked tree among forests that denies the right – no, the existence – of leaves. Full tank for all bulldozers, please. It’s already beginning: the apocalyptic irony

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MEGAN GREENFELD Crabcage

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MAXIMILLIAN POLLO Untitled

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The Hills of Never Ginger Tran

How Does the Earth Sleep under the all The raucous of my feet How do we not Already have a grasp on that Core we swell from, Like opening plump peaches’ Meat How does the horizon Skillfully line up with my Distant self, Binoculars or microscopes in need How do I not grasp the wrong Bit of air, And fall asunder, To be blissfully blown away, The hills of Never. Nodding towards a gentler peace? There is a dandeLion And there is just my name – Two syllables I repeat.

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Ice Cream

PATRICK SLUITER Donut

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IAN BYRNE The Deepest Desires of the House

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NIKKI VISCIGLIA Untitled3

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Hunger Ginger Tran The faint leak of light. The electricity that hums. The bathroom so cold. The winter is fragile. Broken trees And white humility. Breath like frost, Windows are adventure. Each Drop Frozen. Snowflakes. None of them the same. A cloud, Maybe three, They manufacture This morning. The little cry Before the stove fire Ignites. Like a flaming Flower. Lonely blossom. I sip on my tea As the sky watches Me. Naked. Bear. No cub, Just a little yellow scarf.

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Sarah Brown Senior Project9

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PATRICK SLUITER Metro North

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DENNIS MOORE W!LD

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DENNIS MOORE Kinesis Form Study1

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JOHN O’SHEA Burnt Cameo

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Issue #63  

Double Issue from 2016!

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Double Issue from 2016!

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