Publishing Party 2021

Join us for our virtual Publishing Party on Thursday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m. to celebrate the release of Volume 6 of The Alcalá Review. The event will feature selections from the journal read by contributors, as well as a special reading from USD professor and fiction writer Dr Halina Duraj. Copies of Volume 6 will be available for sale online here during the event.

All are welcome to attend. The Zoom information is below:

Topic: 2021 Publishing Party
Time: May 6, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time

https://sandiego.zoom.us/j/98535858889

Meeting ID: 985 3585 8889

Based out of the University of San Diego, The Alcalá Review was founded in 2015 as an online journal to publish winners of the annual Cropper Creative Writing Contest. Since then, we have expanded into an annual, full-print issue. Conceived as equal parts platform and workshop, The Alcalá Review is staffed entirely by students. While the artistic vision of each editorial board may differ, we are always committed to the personal growth of our readers and contributors, as well as to the publication of original perspectives from a diversity of voices.

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by Olivia Sutton

How soft and silent slush n’ sleet blanket,
How life breathes warmth to thaw all frozen hearts;
How fierce she scorches — redens her ambit,
How yielding are rustlings, how the wind smarts.
She pleaseth our dreams with wondrous white,
Her viridescent ladies heaven bound;
She blesses crashing waves and bright daylight,
Her fragile feuilles as fire scattered around.
Lately, m’lady has been betrayed by man.
Her salty tears flooding her cheeky shores,
As her hair’s a-flare, her dry skin crackan’,
And her children distract themselves with wars.
Act not, stand not, see nought, ignore, and soon,
Thou shall not dare deny destined doom.

Olivia Sutton is a second-year student at USD. She is double-majoring in English and French. She is passionate about both poetry and prose, and she is an aspiring poet, author, and English professor. She is currently the Prose Editor of the Alcalá Review.