If good creative writing sparks the instinct to write, The Shell Game provides ample embers to inspire a wide range of writers.
The last bees form a cloud that fills/ the sky. One dies and then/ another, little motor of the brain/ kaput.
Luce D'Eramo's Deviation constitutes an invaluable insight on memory, trauma, and repression in the context of life-writing.
Kate Atkinson's latest novel follows protagonist Juliet as she transcribes documents during World War II and is swept into a high-tension waiting game.
Gary Shteyngart's newest novel Lake Success serves as a vivid, colorful pastoral of America in all its glamour and blemishes.
Join us for an evening of readings from Columbia Journal editors and advisors at KGB Bar on October 30.
My kneecap is a magnet for mosquitos./ They assemble under the picnic pavilion/ And form a small cloud.
Mary Ann Samyn talks about her first encounters with Emily Dickinson's work, her best advice for writing students, and her new collection.
She tells them to believe/ that above all,/ life has been made possible/ only by love.
To celebrate Banned Books Week, the Columbia Journal staff has compiled a list of favorite banned and challenged books.
Nicole Chung talks about confronting family lore surrounding her adoption, discovering revision ideas in her dreams, and editing a memoir while grieving.
This is a good time/for abandonment, dear silent,/ cold universe with stairs/that go nowhere,/ where are you taking me?