The new issue of the Dunham Literary Journal, Volume 1.2 is here.
Senior Ireland Coates’ painting, “Sacrifice” provides the opening image for the online literary journal. To access the current issue, go to bit.ly/LitJournal2
This second edition includes works of fiction, poetry and visual art submitted by 30 Upper School students. Themes range from death and abuse to hope and redemption and much more in between.
“I am so proud of our students and hope others love this issue as much as I do,” said Laura Smith, the literary journal’s faculty sponsor. “Our students are deep thinking and insightful, and I hope readers enjoy hearing what they have to say. So many responded to our fall contributors individually, and that encouragement meant so much to these students.”
The student editorial team worked hard to prepare this second issue, which features much more poetry, especially sonnets. Editors paired student writing with student artwork that contained similar themes. While student authors who contributed to previous issue submitted new pieces, much of the content in this issue was submitted by new authors. Many of the submissions were developed in class with help from faculty members Nicole Callac, Angi Eagleton, Lauren Hawkins and Sherry Swanner.
“I hope that the journal encourages students to produce and share their work. Based on how many new submissions we received this semester, I think that the first issue spurred many students to do exactly that,” Smith observed.
After such a successful inaugural year, under the leadership of founder/editor Reed Landry’19, the goal of the Dunham Literary Journal is to produce one issue per semester, dependent on student editorial interest and submissions volume. Several underclassmen who have been instrumental in developing the current issue are primed to take over the leadership of the journal next fall.