Dear readers,

Ernest Hemingway once said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” Writing is hard. Putting your heart on the page for anyone to read is frighteningly vulnerable. Yet, every year the Statement calls out to the University, begging for your poems, short stories and other golden nuggets of creativity, and writers respond with gusto. This year students submitted over 100 pieces, thirteen of which can be found in this magazine. In these pages you will discover an old woman knitting, a grizzled sea captain, and a little girl marveling in a blackout. While they may not have used typewriters, these writers bled a little bit, and it shows in their poignant, emotional, and thought-provoking work.

Welcome to the Literary Issue. Happy reading.

— Ian Dillingham and Natalie Gadbois, Statement Magazine Editors

The Captain


Lauren Quinlan

Architecture Lesson


Maria Robins-Somerville

Destiny’s Child


Cammie Finch


THE BILINGUISMO


Gillian Golden

An Open Fist


Carolyn Darr

Disrespect


Jean-Pierre Seguin

Distance


Wesley Holkeboer

Course Evaluation


Phillip Witteveen

The Runner


Hailey Middlebrook

beautiful


San Pham

Literary Issue Videos


Statement Video Staff

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