The Devil's Quill


Lael Keller, Co-president

January 6, 2020

Plop! Plop! Plop! Rain Rain come again Falling upon fragile rooftops Fading into sinful streams  Sighing a breathe of relief  This is the rain’s belief  That it can wash away All the insane pain Pausing in the midst of...


Julia Schnarr

December 2, 2019

Black street blue Bentley steady pace eerie night. Small bump cross roads trees stand upright. Slow down keep parked glow red  then green. Rain falls down window large car unseen. Speed up cause panic swerve left ...

Dusk by Lael Keller

October 21, 2019

Dusk   We seek wishes At dusk We seek our endless dreams Hidden by shameless schemes Everything is not what it seems At dusk The windows are closed tight But blinds open for light We hear the ca...

Ocean Abyss by Lael Keller

October 21, 2019

Ocean Abyss   Blue ocean nights Staring out into the sunset As the water waves goodbye And all there was left Was you and I   I looked out into the vast world Beyond our smitten eyes And...

The Notre Dame Is Burning

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

May 6, 2019

They say the Notre Dame is burning. They say the flames licked the heavens as if to spite the very god they were built to worship. I imagine Michael Brown’s cheek felt the same heat as the asphalt scarred his cheek as...

Tiger Shark

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

May 1, 2019

Inspired by true events In 1997 Michael Coots swam out on his surfboard in Hawaii. He let his fingers glide through the water and as the crescent of the wave tunneled around him, a Tiger Shark came and took his left...


Kaitlyn Wiehe

May 1, 2019

A twin bed, in the middle of a room, with two boys. Remements of their night were scattered across the comforter: flashlights, books on space and sports and videogames, crumpled wrappers. There’s a playboy shoved under the bed....

Life’s Blessings

Julia Schnarr, Poetry Editor

May 1, 2019

Life’s Blessings Beatles music, loving other people. Having a hilarious sister. Mom’s dinner. Dad’s BB gun. Glasses. Contacts. New Yorkers. Movies that make me cry. Sunrises. Imagining myself stuck on a boat in...

Shadow Life

Lael Keller, Poetry Editor

March 3, 2019

Low Low Low There’s my shadow Row, row, row Against the wind Go, go, go No more that I know And here lies the life of a shadow Does my shadow have dreams? Does she long to sing under the sun? Does my shadow blink...

Wild Dreams

Lael Keller, Poetry Editor

March 3, 2019

We wish And wild dreams sprout from will While waving away worries still We wish wild dreams until Dawn A sailor Rows not far from shore On a stormy night nor Far from harbor But the sailor With wild dreams Rows The...


Audrey Raphaels, President

March 1, 2019

Why live life in a box when you can break walls of glass castles? Because perfection should be quiet and linear? Though all great ideas were created in realms where diversity and boldness were rewarded with gold. Do you live...

Non Linear Functions

Kendall Kalustyan, Vice President

March 1, 2019

I’ve never been good at Calculus, or self care. Incidentally, they are both equally challenging to me. But from both of these nuisances, I have learned that recover is a nonlinear function that can shift for no apparent...

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