Written by Sean Ban
“Be There Two,” by Maggie Mosher, appears in the Fall 2018 Spirituality online issue of PCC Inscape.
As an aspiring poet and writer, I’ve been told that reading other pieces of work would help you figure out your writing style. Unsure of where to start my search for other pieces (as I’ve mostly been busy and/or distracted by other mediums of entertainment), I found myself pursuing a writing certificate and joining the PCC Inscape staff for experience. With this, I’ve been able to access a plethora of many works, from poetry to stories. The website itself has a few issues posted online, which I’ve had the privilege of going through, looking for a good piece to write about. While looking through the spirituality issue (since I would consider myself an agnostic man, looking for something to expand my view of spirituality), I’ve stumbled across a very interesting poem, “Be There Two.”
Written by Noah Kim
Inscape 78’ embodies an aesthetic surrounding the appreciation of thought and the pursuit of profound experiences and ideas. The issue followed a fall color scheme of brownish-oranges all throughout the cover and font; I appreciate the difference in color and aesthetic appeal of this issue.
Written by Evan Krikorian
The literary magazine New England Review is a quarterly-based publication produced by Middlebury College, located in Vermont. First established in 1978, it has been a prominent magazine of literature, looking to highlight authors that present original voices to its works. To further its want of “unusual and compelling” pieces, they have established the opportunity for a full scholarship towards the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, a conference regarded by many, such as The New Yorker, as “the oldest and most prestigious” in the country.
Written by Amanda Ly
The drop of a pin can be heard as I step through the entrance of the art gallery at V108. It's that quiet. The glare of the lights were dazzling but not too blinding unless one stared directly into it.
The lights perfectly accentuated the art pieces and the otherwise intentional starkness of the rooms.
Okay... I'll hide in a corner now.
Written by Catherine Hsu
After reading different issues ranging from the 80's to 90's, I found there were very similar aspects that slowly evolved as more pictures were included. Overall, the pieces were simple, displaying only the works of the writer page by page. As it continued into the 90's, that was when black and white pictures were added. Below are my notes on each of the chosen poems from the individual issues.
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