Quiz & Quill, Otterbein University

quiz + quill spring 2012, volume 93 review by alyssa turner, susquehanna university (class of ’17) There is a tree. Its leaves are in full bloom, a mosaic of emerald and olive. The thick mushroom of leaves is interspersed with petals. These petals form the tree’s trunk as they drift gently to the forest floor. There they collect in a growing pile of ivory. There are no roots. Marisa Rence’s “Spring Wonderland,” a landscape done in watercolor, opens Otterbein University’s literary magazine Quiz & Quill. Aside from being beautiful, Rence’s piece, like many in this lit mag, challenges the audience to take another look. I’ll confess that I only glimpsed the artwork before devouring the prose. Bu

Duende, Goddard College

duende volume 1, issue 1 review by emma irvingoriginally published by the blue route. Duende is an online literary magazine associated with the writing program at Goddard College. It accepts work in English, or translated to English, from anywhere in the world. It publishes prose, poetry, experimental works, and visual art. Duendefocuses on publishing work by writers and artists from groups that are underrepresented in literature in the United States. Producing a literary journal is a task that requires not only great time and effort, but also a group of people dedicated to collaborating to create the best collection of poetry, prose, and other works possible. This idea of collaboration is o

Pamplemousse, Johnson State College

pamplemousse volume 1 (issues 1 & 2) review by jillian mannarino & caroline miller (susquehanna university) Pamplemousse, formerly known as The Gihon River Review, is a print literary magazine published biannually by Johnson State College. Founded in 2001 and then turned over to the college’s literary publishing class in the Fall of 2010, the magazine features poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as interviews and book reviews in some issues. Pamplemousse submerges you in the surreal. The pieces often have a whimsical and fantastic nature, even when grounded in reality. The authors featured in this magazine offer new perspectives on the ordinary events of the human experience, m

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