Trains of Thought

For our February 2019 edition, we asked our lovely writers and artists to send in their poems, short stories, and artwork that relate to the people who have influenced their lives. One of our favorite submissions was a short story that came from Samantha Moore, a junior majoring in English and Writing, while also minoring in Art and Communications. Samantha’s story is one of loss … Continue reading Trains of Thought

“But What I Didn’t Say”

Our featured work this week is the moving poem “But What I Didn’t Say” by Emmanuel Abdulai. Emmanuel is a sophomore Houghton Buffalo student studying English. He was born in West Africa in The Gambia, but grew up in the United States in Orchard Park, New York. When asked about his inspiration and a quote about his poem, Emmanuel responded, My inspirations range far, but … Continue reading “But What I Didn’t Say”

“In Pursuit of Paper”

Our next literary work is by senior writing major Anna Schilke. Anna’s short story was too long to print in the upcoming issue of The Lanthorn, so we are sharing this non-fiction short story with you online. Anna says of her work, I wrote “In Pursuit of Paper” around themes of tangibility and permanence. In this season of life, most of my time is spent working … Continue reading “In Pursuit of Paper”

Abandoning Roots

Our next featured poem is entitled “Faded.” Junior Abigail Reeth wrote this beautiful and haunting poem, which is written in a poetry form known as the villanelle. Extremely difficult to write, villanelles repeat the same rhymes over and over, evoking new meanings and images each time the rhyme is reintroduced. This creates a poem with beautifully crafted form and a sense of wholeness that is … Continue reading Abandoning Roots