By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student Woman. A word I believe to hold a vast spectrum of dignity and pride. A word that does not stand beside but engulfs the true meaning of what it is to be strong, to be powerful. A word I believe to hold the fierce beauty of a glowing fire. But […]

The Evacuation Theorem

By Ashley Larson, TIWP Student Guns. Guns on land. Guns of different brands. Gun that are small and guns that are grand. Guns for hands. Guns hidden in the Florida sand. Guns still aren’t banned. Fire away mentally ill renegades. Fire on this day. Fire at school today. Fire through the lung’s airway. Fire at […]

The Coffee Shop

By Neena Grewal, TIWP Student Have you been to the coffee shop? Hang a left at 3rd and 4th. It’ll be at the end of the block. Enter and witness the wonder that life mocks. An old man sighs, a baby cries. In the corner, lovers kiss. Walk in a little farther And you will […]

1 Man, 2 Men, 3 Men, 4

By Julia Lima, TIWP Student “a slut,” “a whore,” “a prude,” “a bore,” one man, two men, three men, four, sexualization and hate galore. you can’t shame here, you can’t shame there, you can’t shame her anywhere! short skirt, long skirt, no skirt at all, small girl, thin girl, wide girl, tall, on the train, […]


By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student his only regret was burning all the mirrors, not for him to admire his facade in them but because he felt alone now. he felt comfort at the bottom of a swimming pool, open eyes and closed lungs, holding his breath for the girl that would never do the same […]

Land of Love

By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student his smile and his crooked teeth, his blue eyes and the mystery beneath, has me ever so dazed in the hazed land of love. his lips and his touch remain on my skin, like the sweet tattoos that let me know how he’s been. his laugh and his humor something […]


By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student she was the maiden of the land. the angel of the clouds. the white stallion of the rest. she roamed the fields and flew high above the youthful rivers and streams. she could not be silenced. her roar shattered hearts and shot arrows of spades.


By E.C., TIWP Student Why do you do this to yourself: dress nicely for a boy who doesn’t care, ask him how his day was, even though you already know the answer (“Good,” without a “How are you?”), act dumb and pretend you don’t know what a certain phrase means, just so you have an […]

Here You Are

By Jenna Zapalac, Guest Contributor Angry. It’s been a rough day. You’re bursting with emotion, have so many things to say you can’t remember them all. You’re finally alone. Quiet. Peaceful. You feel like screaming, shattering the tranquility of the serene lake and sending a ripple around the world because you have something to say, […]