Literary magazine Inkstone featured on college blog
Dec. 20—Each semester Northwestern’s English students publish Inkstone, a literary journal, highlighting both literature and visual art. Inkstone showcases creative works by current students and is maintained entirely by students, with only one faculty member serving as supervisor. Inkstone is featured on ConnectENG, a blog created by the Department of English and Literature.
The fall 2010 issue of Inkstone exhibits work in poetry, essays, fiction, drawing and photography. The submissions are deeply personal representations of the individual student’s worldview. Editor Brianna Flavin explains, “…for some of us, art gets in our heads. It changes the way we taste the world. It makes our souls bigger. This is why we work on the Inkstone. There are no advertisements, sermons, or textbook articles we needed to decorate. The written and visual art here is not some cheese and garlic pâté to warm you up for a more “meaty” article. Art is the meat. It is a way of viewing the world, a discipline of vision and translation, of paying attention.”