Natachi Mez “Editor”

Editor, What make a poem good Can you touch the goodness It’s 12:44 AM and my tummy growl And I want to be held by that boy who send me heart emojis And I still wonder if I’m too big to be held/touched/loved In fourth grade, Josh called me a Man, perceiving me as bigger…

Slaydaking “Bystander”

Woah holy shit I should probably Nah someone will do something Hopefully… There was a lot of people there I can’t be the only one who saw that Someone definitely said something                                              …

These Women Combat Frat Rape Culture With This Poem

Last Thursday,  Justice Hehir, and Short Line! co-founders Dena Igusti and Marwa Adina opened for Joe Biden at the It’s On Us! rally at Rutgers University. The rally addressed sexual assault on campus and the poem written by Hehir, Igusti, and Adina discussed one of the main causes of sexual assault on campus: fraternity rape…

Abbas Mohamed “Know Your Privilege”

Know your privilege: I am privileged to hear ice clinking in my lemonade while a palestinian boy dies asking his mother why they won’t let water in through the apartheid wall. His story: not important enough for a press release, his name: irrelevant, his life: collateral damage in a war that profits the occupier’s pocket…

Julianna Rossano “Operatics”

As a little girl, music swelled within me. I never escaped the beat pounding through my heart, or the lyrics weaving themselves around my head, pulling tight like a boa constrictor. I would tap my fingers to the silent beat – on a desk, window, any flat surface. And singing was the only reprise I…

Anthony Pizzo “No Title”

all I see is kids dying in the streets all I see is kids caught in the industry all I see is social skills dwindling all I see is kids not listening all I see is people who think they’re free when actually their minds been tamed ever since the age of three do you…

Marrin Fauerbach “Polish boys, Polish girls”

I don’t think I’ve gotten out of bed today Not really gotten out of bed. I had such big plans for today, Do my laundry Go to the library to get work done Clean my room. These are big plans for me. And I couldn’t even do that. I walked to the dining hall To…