Tag Archives: Ananya Shrestha

Stigmatas: An Audio Poem on First Love

“Oh, to be young and feel love’s keen sting!” said Albus Dumbledore once and we’re fairly certain that everyone exchanges knowing looks with their friends when they hear these nine, incredibly relatable words spoken out loud. But have you ever … Continue reading

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The First Time Billy Killed Himself

For those who don’t know, a good number of the editorial assistants of Artful Dodge are students at The College of Wooster in Ohio and end up working on the magazine by either serving as editor-in-chief Daniel Bourne’s research assistant … Continue reading

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That village that on maps, is nothing but empty space…

At Artful Dodge, we love celebrating the places we’ve come from, the places we’ve been to, and the places that have made us who we are. Almost all of the work we publish carry in them this “sense of place,” … Continue reading

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Agitprop, and Other Words You Didn’t Know

When I first heard that poems by Prof. Bourne, founder and editor-in-chief of our beloved Artful Dodge, were going to be featured in Salmagundi‘s anniversary issue, I felt a bunch of different feelings. Excited, proud, and inspired were a few … Continue reading

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Shh…Here’s a Sneak Peak into Our Newest Issue!

A special sneak peak into Artful Dodge’s new issue. Listen to Joshua Flaccavento reading poem “To Delete, Press Seven,” winner of AWP Intro Journal Awards 2015 and published in the newest Artful Dodge volume! Continue reading

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Do You Hear the People Sing?

Csoóri Sándor, a Hungarian poet, essayist, and politician, began writing poems in 1993 to criticize the Rakosi era, a period of dictatorship led by Hungarian communist Matyas Rakosi. Because of the revolutionary nature of his writings, Sándor was under strict … Continue reading

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Hook, Line, and…Lemons?

One of the basic things we’re taught in creative writing classes is the importance of a great “hook”. You know what we mean, that first sentence that will make it or break it for your readers, which will then make it … Continue reading

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When You Leave You Turn and Wave…

Continuing with my project of unearthing old gems from the Dodge’s back issues, today I present you with a beautiful piece of poetry penned by the late William Stafford, as it appeared in Artful Dodge 18/19 (or the year 1990, if that … Continue reading

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Fact, Fiction, or Photographs?

I realized it’s been a while since I posted anything from Artful Dodge‘s graphic arts section and so, as I was leafing through some back issues trying to rectify the situation, I came across this intriguing set of photograph-story collaborations. Published as Graphica … Continue reading

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Clearing, from AD 30/31

A very short prose piece from Artful Dodge 30/ 31 by Joel Brouwer: Clearing You breathe easier in the clearing, as if a stone was lifted from your chest, or the voltage lowered. Before that, everything’s awkward, you never know … Continue reading

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