College of Arts and Sciences

Department of English

Literary Magazine

Late Fall

islands of seven .
thousand degrees

eighty million man prayer circle
praise the one Father

firget malicious gossip
comfort means laughter and food

soy sauce soaked chicken
dripping on white rice

razor blade feet resist
bamboo sticks' quick snap

Pagsanjan falls
crisp spray splash

honor -
Lolo's fingertips caress
baby boy's forehead

--Lizelle Arellano


Milton's Road

The sidewalk is uncrowded
yet he walks in the road
Milton's road
There's a great spirit
It's in you
It's in me
He disregards the epitaphs
On the gravestones
In Bradbury park
A sermon he recalls
"Do unto others," they banter
Sure, why not?
And watch the curtains drop
Down on an era
In a ball of flaming
Styrofoam and gasoline
Like the deer hunter
He aims and waits
For when the time is right

Andrew Erkkila

(Drawing by Nicole Hehn)

The Crimson and Gray literary magazine is a student run organization which publishes undergraduate students' creative work including poetry, short stories, creative non-fiction and artwork.

The staff is typically a small, but dedicated group of students. If you would like to become involved in the editorial process of the Crimson and Gray, contact us.

Submission guidelines: We accept poetry, photography, prose, art, and any piece of creative writing under 1500 words. Please submit your work by March 1, 2016.