Reviews

Embracing The Power of Artistic Practice

Holly Mason

In preparation for this particular exhibit, I found myself exploring a hidden chest of feelings about that very far away world, a place from which I’ve been bitterly estranged. Here, I have attempted to piece together or transcribe my personal truths through the appropriation of whimsical imagery and natural elements, juxtaposed against heavier, and often autobiographical themes. Each piece harbors a life of its own, one that is fragile and mortal, just like ours.

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Cry Babies:

Alicia Davis

A Hybrid Personal Essay and Review of Cheryl Strayed’s WILD:

Last night I finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed. A rad story about a woman who pushed fear aside and hiked the Pacific Coast Trail by herself. At 11 am this morning, I drove through In-N-Out because I needed a cheeseburger desperately after reading her describe cravings for burgers and fries, over and over.

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Meet StS Assistant Poetry Editor

Ben Brezner

As a white, heterosexual male, I have a lot of privilege. I’ve spent a lot of years having the world reflect a “Thumbs up, buddy,” at me more often than I deserve. I’ve benefited in both concrete and fungible ways. It’s my responsibility to actively contribute to a more equitable redistribution of privilege. Helping put the voices of feminist poets out into the world is one small way that I can do that.

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Fall For The Book 2015

Holly Mason

It’s the 17th annual Fall for the Book event on George Mason’s campus and around Fairfax, Virginia. And here are some events that might be of particular interest to our So to Speak readers. Don’t miss out on the literary goodness!

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Staff Picks

Holly Mason

Our editorial staff put together a list of reading recommendations for you!

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