Written by Liz Charre, Staff Writer I look down and see You smiling and watching me My loving grandpa *a haiku in memory of ‘grandpa’
The Athenian Print This Wednesday, March 16 the Athenian Print and Student Affairs will come together for their biannual Word of Mouth event that will take place from 6:30-8:30pm. The open-mic gathering is a time for all Athenians to come out and express themselves through the power of expression. You can perform a song, dance, poem, or simply cheer for your fellow peers under the moonlight, just outside the Campus Center. Complimentary drinks and refreshments will be available at the event.
Written by Tamara Murga, Editor-in-Chief To some, the thought of writing a poem or anything that requires the collision between pen and paper is cringe-worthy. When it comes to the act of writing, many simply stick to the making of their grocery list, or typing a long, angry text message. The cliché but honest form of writer’s block begins with the staring at a blank piece of paper or computer screen. When these moments linger long enough, the anxiety soon unfolds. The truth is, however, that even experienced writers go through this overwhelming process. The difference with Dr. Katherine Brueck, author and English Professor at the Mount, is that she knows how to defeat it: write even when you cannot. Through the power of strong sentiment, Dr. Brueck proudly presents her most recent work “Voiceless Love” at Chalon on March 15. Dr. Brueck’s relationship with writing originates with being a John Carroll University undergraduate student. She then continued for her M.A. at Purdue University and pursued her PhD in Comparative Literature at University of Illinois. …
Written by Anonymous *Poem submitted by an anonymous student Today I left my insecurities in the shower My tears traveled through my heart With rage, I almost fell apart Why are you here? Time felt infinite as I kneeled down with scorching water flowing on my back naked, my face covered in black Why are you here? You kneeled with me and grabbed my hand Together we faced my fear It suddenly became clear Why you are here.