Spring 2021: Renewal

Dear Readers,

Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Voices and Visions, “Renewal.” Still working virtually, our staff wanted a theme that encompassed this liminal time: one of transition, bloom, continuation, lingering fears, and one with an eye towards the future. We hope our readership connects with this theme in any way that moves them and is as inspired by the work of our contributors as we are. 

Our team never ceases to be amazed by the work we receive. This issue was no exception. We have pieces from all over the country, from Georgia to Minnesota and Virginia to Massachusetts, and an amazing poem from an alum from Lady Irwin College in Delhi, India. Our contributors took the theme in all directions, weaving in beautiful imagery, powerful metaphors, and resonant personal messages.   

We appreciate the work of our contributors as well as all of our readers, who all continue to uplift us in these difficult times. We hope this issue can be an outlet to all who need it, and we cannot wait to see you in the fall.  


The Voices and Visions Editorial Team 

Table of Contents

Sophie Jones
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Pomegranate Seeds/Litany for a Body 
Kenzie Hampton
Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Phantoms on a Forever Road 
Serena Keenan
Smith College, Northampton, MA

remedy, ode to orange 
Sky Raye
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA

“You should read a real book”
Jessica-Ann Rodriguez
St. Catherine University, St Paul, MN

Sha’kym Holland
Brenau University, Gainesville, GA

You left at dawn so they mistook you for time 
Emily Judkins
Smith College, Northampton, MA

Self-Portrait as Chronic Illness, Piecing Her Body
Elina Katrin
Hollins University, Roanoke, VA

Prism People 
Emma O’Neill-Dietel
Smith College, Northampton, MA

The Truant 
Jane Brinkley
Smith College Northampton, MA

Meeta Virmani
Lady Irwin College, Delhi, India

Love Letter to Myself
Isadora Kianovsky
Smith College, Northampton, MA